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[bed-klohz, -klohth z] /ˈbɛdˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/
plural noun
coverings for a bed, as sheets and blankets; bedding.
Origin of bedclothes
1350-1400; Middle English; see bed, clothes Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bedclothes
  • Blood had oozed onto the bedclothes from a number of wounds near his heart.
  • She smells of smoke and frying pancakes and warm bedclothes on a winter's morning.
  • Transfer from undergarments and bedclothes occurs only if these have been contaminated by infested people immediately beforehand.
  • Smoldering bedclothes produce smoke and toxic gases or flames.
  • Transmission by contaminated undergarments, bedclothes, or linens is possible but uncommon.
  • Picking at the bedclothes and at imaginary objects and muscle twitching are characteristic.
  • The moon had roused herself fully out of the sea and was tossing her silver bedclothes all around.
British Dictionary definitions for bedclothes


plural noun
sheets, blankets, and other coverings of a bed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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