Definition of futon in English:


Syllabification: fu·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞oˌtän


  • 1A Japanese quilted mattress rolled out on the floor for use as a bed.
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    • The only furnishing visible were a table and chair, and a futon rolled up in one corner.
    • Other parents sleep next to their infants on bamboo or straw mats or on futons (as in Japan).
    • There where a small ground level table and two futons rolled out on the wooden floor.
  • 1.1A type of low wooden sofa that can be unfolded for use as a bed.
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    • There is room for a futon or sofa bed, making the level ideal for overnight guest accommodation.
    • Isabella took a seat across from the girls' bunk beds on their small futon.
    • Wood-slatted futons are no longer the only option and Innovation's sofa beds are both trendy and practical.


late 19th century: Japanese.

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