Definition of sofa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊfə/


A long upholstered seat with a back and arms, for two or more people: [as modifier]: sofa cushions
More example sentences
  • There were two sofas, and three armchairs scattered around a glass coffee table.
  • The children sat back on their armchairs and sofas and settled back to their thinking.
  • This room is of a generous size and there is plenty of space for sofas, chairs and a dining table.
settee, couch, divan, chaise longue, love seat, chesterfield, Knole sofa;
sofa bed;
British  put-you-up;
French canapé, tête-à-tête;
North American  davenport, day bed, studio couch, sectional
rare squab


Early 17th century: from French, based on Arabic ṣuffa.

Words that rhyme with sofa

chauffeur, gofer, goffer, gopher, loafer, Nuku'alofa, Ophir, shofar

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