Definition of bedclothes in English:

bedclothes

plural noun

  • Coverings for a bed, such as sheets and blankets.

    • ‘You may wish to read it under the bedclothes at night.’
    • ‘I lay back in the warm bedclothes, aware of her musky scent covering the linen and myself.’
    • ‘His wife preferred to read lying down, huddled in the bedclothes with the book close to her face.’
    • ‘Then I heaped the bedclothes on her and in the darkness the silence was unbearable.’
    • ‘The bedclothes stirred and Auntie smiled sleepily and he climbed up to have cuddles.’
    • ‘Without knowing it, she was trembling under her bedclothes, her knees shaking beneath the linen.’
    • ‘I gathered the bedclothes around and grimaced as I gingerly stood, then limped toward the door with my makeshift wrap trailing on the floor.’
    • ‘All the bedclothes were folded and tucked in and the little girl's toys were arranged neatly on top of the bed.’
    • ‘I collapsed on it, and breathed in the smell of her bedclothes.’
    • ‘It had clean towels, clean bedclothes and, most importantly, a bath with limitless hot water.’
    • ‘She thought he was under the bedclothes in the box room.’
    • ‘Jade rolled over, tangling her legs further in the bedclothes, and squinted at the sunlight coming in through a crack in one of the curtains.’
    • ‘She spoke calmly, absent-mindedly adjusting her mother's bedclothes.’
    • ‘Tomorrow she would be on her way home, she thought, eyes closing tightly, ignoring the added heat of the bedclothes.’
    • ‘Rodney's blankets were of a bright green and so were his bedclothes.’
    • ‘During the night the Earl was woken by the sensation of his bedclothes being pulled from him.’
    • ‘Kicking off the bedclothes, he began to pace the room, barefoot.’
    • ‘Adriana disentangled herself from the bedclothes, went to the window, and looked out into the rain-washed garden.’
    • ‘She would read with a candle under the bedclothes.’
    • ‘Tom and his six brothers are terrified as they huddle under the bedclothes, listening to the ogre coming up the stairs.’
    bedding, sheets, bed linen, linen, bedcovers, covers, blankets
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Pronunciation

bedclothes

/ˈbɛdˌkloʊ(ð)z//ˈbedˌklō(T͟H)z/