Correct spelling, explanation: the word upholstery has an origin in the word upholder. It comes from Middle English and it referred to a skilled person who made fabric used for covering the furniture. Upholstery is a discipline connected with it.
Definition of upholstery:
1. noun – is a type of cloth that is used for covering a sofa, chair, or another piece of furniture;
I found an amazing sofa with beautiful sky-blue upholstery – it will be perfect for my living room.
2. noun – upholstering furniture or other objects;
Upholstery is his hobby, but he’s so good at it that I think he should start doing it for a living.
Upholstery word family:
The word family of upholstery includes: upholster (a verb), upholsterer (a person), upholstering (a gerund form);
We need to upholster this old sofa as we can’t afford a new one.
A job of an upholsterer is rather a niche today, which is a shame.
Upholstering old furniture is a difficult but for sure a truly rewarding task.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: a common mistake made in the spelling of the word upholstery is to write it as
upholstry, which lacks the -e letter. This form, however, is wrong and is probably the result of the pronunciation of the word upholstery, which indeed might suggest that there is no -e letter in the word. That refers to the speech only and when you spell the word, the only correct version is upholstery.
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