Meaning of “duvet” in the English Dictionary

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"duvet" in British English

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duvetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈduː.veɪ/ us /duːˈveɪ/ UK UK also continental quilt, US comforter


  • She pulled the duvet over her head to try to shut out the light.
  • The children's duvets have some type of synthetic filling, not goose-down or anything like that.
  • I was just snuggling down into my warm duvet when my phone rang.
  • an unbleached cotton duvet

Examples from literature

  • He put his face down in her duvet and smelled the cotton covers and her nighttime sweat, like a spice, like cinnamon. 

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