Definition of deathbed in English:


Syllabification: death·bed
Pronunciation: /ˈdeTHˌbed


  • 1The bed where someone is dying or has died.
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    • He is largely oblivious to the fact that he has caused her decline, and even excuses himself from her deathbed to have a final meeting with his mistress at the quayside.
    • Usually rendered as Good Samaritans, doctors in paintings typically hover near sickbeds or deathbeds, dispensing solace and advice.
    • There are moments of pure heartbreak in the film, no less so than when Bob is lying on his deathbed awaiting his final breaths.
  • 1.1Used in reference to the time when someone is dying: she visited him on his deathbed [as modifier]: a deathbed confession
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    • ‘Maybe if I don't make a deathbed confession I'll never die’ he may have thought.
    • Years later, a deathbed confession confirmed what many suspected.
    • They say they were led to the location after a woman's deathbed confession.

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