Meaning of “comforter” in the English Dictionary

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comforternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌm.fə.tər/ us /ˈkʌm.fə.t̬ɚ/ US UK duvet

Examples from literature

  • A red comforter had been thrown across him, and he wondered why. 
  • Additional blankets, pillows and comforters may be used in case of high fever. 
  • She had a big, rolled-up woolen-covered comforter in her arms, over which she nodded. 
  • Sheets, comforters and blankets should be shaken out, folded as for pack and laid on top of pillow until afternoon, each day. 
  • Then quickly and tightly cover with the blankets and comforters, tucking snugly from head to foot. 

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

"comforter" in American English

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comforternoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʌm·fər·t̬ər/

a thick cover for a bed filled with feathers or other material for extra warmth

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