éta·​gère | \ ˌā-ˌtä-ˈzher How to pronounce étagère (audio) , -tə- \
variants: or etagere

Definition of étagère

: a piece of furniture consisting of a set of open shelves for displaying small objects and sometimes having an enclosed cabinet as a base

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Examples of étagère in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lounge, immediately adjacent to the main room (separated by an etagere filled with elegant stemware and vintage crystal decanters), is a nice place to enjoy a drink, and Blvd’s cocktail program is strong. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Glam-rich Blvd is ready for its close-up," 24 May 2018 Even more of a British bent comes from the selection of tea sandwiches served on a proper tiered etagere. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Tea + Victory board game café opens April 10 in the Heights area," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of étagère

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for étagère

French, from Middle French estagiere, from estage floor of a building, station, from Old French — more at stage

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“étagère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9tag%C3%A8re. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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