Meaning of “bedclothes” in the English Dictionary


"bedclothes" in English

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bedclothesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈbed.kləʊðz/ us /ˈbed.kloʊðz/

Examples from literature

  • From being burning hot he had become deadly cold, glad to cover himself with the bedclothes. 
  • He smothered the cough as well as he could beneath the bedclothes for fear of disturbing David. 
  • I threw off the bedclothes and stepped on to the floor of the cabin, fumbling hastily for my slippers. 
  • The next instant he threw off the bedclothes and started to rise. 
  • Then he drew the bedclothes over her and fled. 

(Definition of “bedclothes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bedclothes" in American English

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bedclothesplural noun

us /ˈbedˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/

(Definition of “bedclothes” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)