coun·​ter·​top ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtäp How to pronounce countertop (audio)
: the flat working surface on top of waist-level kitchen cabinets

Examples of countertop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a massive island and white marble countertops, the kitchen is perfect for what Ree does best: cook for lots of hungry family members. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 Nearby, the beautiful kitchen is stocked with Miele appliances, granite countertops, and stone accents. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Incorporate sage green on walls or furnishings in rooms that feature hardwood floors, butcher-block countertops, stone tile, and other natural finishes. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Mar. 2024 Black+Decker Dustbuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner For areas a robot vacuum cannot reach—like your countertops, pantry shelves, and the space behind your toaster—consider this Brad Leone favorite. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 25 Mar. 2024 Each home is highlighted by handsome hardwood floors flowing through the main living areas, ceramic tile floors gracing most of the bathrooms and laundry rooms, and gorgeous quartz and granite countertops and oversized kitchen islands. Weichert Realtors® Welch & Company, Kansas City Star, 24 Mar. 2024 As for the downsides to butcher block kitchen countertops? Katherine Owen, Southern Living, 27 Mar. 2024 What Types of Countertop Pairs Well with White Appliances? Stones such as marble, granite, or quartz in shades of white or black complement the sleekness of white appliances, while wood countertops create a warm contrast. Colleen Sullivan, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Mar. 2024 The gourmet chef’s kitchen is both elevated and inviting, with a waterfall island with seating for seven, Pietra Fina white marble countertops, and an Officine Gullo six-burner gas range with dual convection ovens. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countertop was in 1897

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“Countertop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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coun·​ter·​top ˈkau̇nt-ər-täp How to pronounce countertop (audio)
: the surface of waist-level kitchen cabinets used as a work area
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