Definition of coverlet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəvərlət/


A bedspread, typically less than floor-length.
Example sentences
  • All hospitals have got sheets and coverlets.
  • The impact of color in your bedroom should reflect the overall design concept of your duvet covers, sheets, coverlets, and rugs.
  • A couple of fancy shirts, several pair of dress trousers, and other garments were neatly spread out on the eiderdown coverlet.
bedspread, bedcover, cover, throw, duvet, quilt, eiderdown, comforter
dated counterpane


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French covrelet, from Old French covrir 'to cover' + lit 'bed'.

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Syllabification: cov·er·let

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