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"pillow" in British English

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pillownoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪl.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
A2 a ​rectangularclothbagfilled with ​softmaterial, such as ​feathers or ​artificialmaterials, used for ​restingyourhead on in ​bed: Do you ​prefer a ​feather pillow or a ​foam pillow?B1 US a cushion noun

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

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pillownoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪl·oʊ/
a ​clothbagfilled with ​feathers or ​softartificialfibers, esp. one that ​supports a person’s ​head while ​resting or ​sleeping: I was ​asleep the ​minute my ​headhit the pillow.
(Definition of pillow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pillow”
in Korean 배게, 쿠션…
in Arabic وِسادة, مخَدّة…
in Malaysian bantal…
in French oreiller…
in Russian подушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 枕頭, 坐墊, 靠墊…
in Italian guanciale, cuscino…
in Turkish yastık…
in Polish poduszka…
in Spanish almohada…
in Vietnamese cái gối…
in Portuguese travesseiro, almofada…
in Thai หมอน…
in German das Kopfkissen…
in Catalan coixí…
in Japanese 枕, クッション…
in Chinese (Simplified) 枕头, 坐垫, 靠垫…
in Indonesian bantal…
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