Definition of futon in English:


Syllabification: fu·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈf(y)o͞otän


1A Japanese quilted mattress rolled out on the floor for use as a bed.
More example sentences
  • 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.
More example sentences
  • 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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