Definitions For Cushioning


  • Artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
  • A soft object or part that is used to make something (such as a seat) more comfortable or to protect a surface from damage : a soft pillow, pad, etc.
  • Any one of the rubber parts that the ball bounces off along the inner edges of a billiard table
  • Something (such as an extra amount of money) that you can use to reduce the bad effect of something (such as an unexpected problem or expense)


  • To make (something, such as a fall or collision) less severe or painful : to soften or reduce the bad effect of (something)

Is Cushioning a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Cushioning is worth 16 points in Scrabble and 20 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Cushioning in a Sentence

  • There is a cushion under the rug to protect the floor.
  • We didn't have a financial cushion when my husband lost his job.
  • The pile of leaves helped cushion his fall.
  • The tax cut is meant to cushion the blow of soaring gas prices.

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