Meaning of futon in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfuːtɒn/

Translate futon into Spanish


  • 1A padded unsprung mattress originating in Japan, that can be rolled up or folded in two.

    ‘The only furnishing visible were a table and chair, and a futon rolled up in one corner.’
    • ‘Other parents sleep next to their infants on bamboo or straw mats or on futons (as in Japan).’
    • ‘There where a small ground level table and two futons rolled out on the wooden floor.’
    • ‘We roll off the futon and onto the straw mats, which are cool and ribbed in tight weave and burn our skin in what look like stratified splotches in the glare of a turquoise lava lamp.’
    • ‘There was little need for furniture, his futon, a small writing desk, a low table with cushions, and his dressers and wardrobes.’
    • ‘Meaning we make up our own futons at night and roll them away neatly in the morning.’
    • ‘Nadia woke with a jolt as she rolled off the futon.’
    • ‘Happy that she indeed looked like a normal person sleeping, he himself laid upon his futon, rolling onto his right side, facing away from her.’
    • ‘Stephen sat across from Olivia on the futon with his hands folded on his lap, starring at her with what Adrian would later describe as reverence.’
    • ‘Prized for being both firm and supple, the Airflex features crimped coil innersprings that allow it to be folded over like a futon.’
    • ‘She rolled off of the futon that Richard slept on and stood up.’
    • ‘Rubbing her blue eyes, Nanashi finally rolled off her futon, letting a deep yawn escape as she did.’
    • ‘As I was folding up the futon this morning I looked over to see Mike making off with my cell phone in his mouth.’
    • ‘Instead of a space-consuming bed, a folded futon mattress with a blanket and two pillows stood near the table, leaning against the wall.’
    • ‘Also in the past few weeks I attended Abi & David's wedding which was bi-lingual (kinda like being at Eurovision) and have stayed at various houses on sofas, futons, floors and camp beds!’
    • ‘She also explained Hurrion furniture was basic, their beds comparable to oriental futons, a thin mattress on a sturdy portable cot.’
    • ‘On the west side of the room, bedding, sheets, blankets, and pillows served as a futon.’
    • ‘A storage compartment for futons and bed linens is built into the upstairs floor.’
    • ‘Seats are removed and replaced with a futon or mattress for the flights.’
    • ‘They walked upstairs and Shannon got out sheets and a pillow for the futon in the guest bedroom.’
    1. 1.1A type of low wooden sofa bed having an unsprung mattress.


Late 19th century Japanese.