Sher·​a·​ton ˈsher-ə-tən How to pronounce Sheraton (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a style of furniture that originated in England around 1800 and is characterized by straight lines and graceful proportions

Word History


Thomas Sheraton

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sheraton was in 1883

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“Sheraton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Sher·​a·​ton ˈsher-ə-tən How to pronounce Sheraton (audio)
Thomas 1751–1806 English furniture designer

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