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1. pillow

noun. ['ˈpɪloʊ'] a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person.

Synonyms

  • long pillow
  • bolster
  • cushion

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • pilwe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pylwe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Pillow

  • delcastillo
  • biondolillo
  • delgadillo
  • carrasquillo
  • truxillo
  • russolillo
  • ronquillo
  • piccirillo
  • jaramillo
  • hermosillo
  • grandillo
  • dicamillo
  • decamillo
  • capetillo
  • camarillo
  • armadillo
  • angelillo
  • tantillo
  • santillo
  • portillo
  • pontillo
  • petrillo
  • pestillo
  • paolillo
  • morvillo
  • mongillo
  • mendillo
  • lanzillo
  • granillo
  • gordillo

How do you pronounce pillow?

Pronounce pillow as ˈpɪloʊ.

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Sentences with pillow


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can also sit with your back against the wall and use a pillow to support your lower back.

2. Adjective
Leave 12 inches unzipped on a mattress encasement and 6 unzipped inches on a pillow protector.

Quotes about pillow


1. In bed that night I invented a special drain that would be underneath every pillow in New York, and would connect to the reservoir. Whenever people cried themselves to sleep, the tears would all go to the same place, and in the morning the weatherman could report if the water level of the Reservoir of Tears had gone up or down, and you could know if New York is in heavy boots.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2. Its been six weeks,"he murmured. "Six weeks I've wanted you. I know how you move, and how the sunlight makes a shadow on the curve of your cheek, and the shape of your ear."He chucked harshly then turned his head on the pillow to look at her. "I'm dying,"he said. He dropped his fist against his chest. "Right here, you're killing me.
- Laura Kinsale, The Prince of Midnight

3. Huging my pillow to my chest, I told myself, At least soon you won't have so much time to miss him. Soon school will start again, and then you'll be busier. Wait. Am I reduced to HOPING for school to start? Somehow, I have discovered a whole new level of pathetic.
- Claudia Gray, Stargazer

2. pillow

verb. ['ˈpɪloʊ'] rest on or as if on a pillow.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • rest
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize

Etymology

  • pilwe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pylwe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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