cutlery

noun
cut·​lery | \ ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio) \

Definition of cutlery

1 : the business of a cutler
2 : edged or cutting tools specifically : implements for cutting and eating food

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The only problem: Paper plates and plastic cutlery don't exactly feel stylish (or environmentally-friendly!) and outdoor dining might just be a little too risky for your favorite indoor dinnerware. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "You'd Never Guess These Chic Plates Are Unbreakable," 15 Apr. 2019 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order directing city agencies to end buying single-use plastic food containers and cutlery and replace them with compostable or recyclable alternatives. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "New York City Agencies to End Reliance on Single-Use Plastic," 11 Apr. 2019 Dinners were served on eighteenth-century porcelain, accompanied by vermeil cutlery, and the menus were of an Edwardian refinement and splendor. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019 The silverware is exhibited as spills of cutlery in three patinas: sterling silver, sterling silver with a rhodium finish, and stainless steel. Joan Juliet Buck, ELLE Decor, "The Greatness of Milan Through the Lens of Bottega Veneta," 29 Aug. 2018 When loading, randomly place them in wherever, and when the cycle's done, simply gather up the flatware on the flexible, removable cutlery pad and take it all to your drawer for storage. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Samsung Top Control Chef Collection Dishwasher #DW80H9970US," 17 Mar. 2015 Mini stockings as cutlery holders at each setting liven up the perennially popular color scheme. Madeleine Bokan, House Beautiful, "5 Tablescape Ideas That Will Make You Holiday Host Of The Year," 16 Nov. 2018 Pascal was in charge of presenting an American corner in the encampment — composed of a small tent for two men, a backpack including mess tin and cutlery and a bayonet. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "Volunteers re-enact World War I encampment in Verdun, France," 25 Aug. 2018 One can imagine letting the simple aesthetic of Kreuz Market inform your feast: Maybe this is the year to leave grandma’s china in the cupboard, and instead set the table with sheets of butcher paper—cutlery optional. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cutlery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cutleriaceae

Cutleriales

Cutlerite

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cutlet

cutline

cutling

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cutlery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cutlery

US : sharp tools made of metal (such as knives and scissors) that are used for cutting things
: forks, spoons, and knives used for serving and eating food

cutlery

noun
cut·​lery | \ ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio) \

Kids Definition of cutlery

1 : cutting tools (as knives and scissors)
2 : utensils used in cutting, serving, and eating food

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