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

Examples of cutlery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The space, designed by Joyn Studio, in partnership with the restaurant group, features cutlery, handmade ceramics from and woodworks from Swedish craftsmen. Cheryl Tiu, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Alessi celebrated its 100th anniversary at Salone with a cutlery collaboration with the late Off-White designer Virgil Abloh. Colleen Barry, ajc, 13 June 2022 This is the set for foodies and home chefs whose cutlery needs to not only play the part but look the part as well. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 16 May 2022 The footage also displayed an eccentric table arrangement filled with Easter decorations and treats, including flowers, more eggs, candies, and cute and colorful cutlery sets. Georgia Slater,, 25 Apr. 2022 There's arguably no greater advance in the world of cutlery than the spork. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 22 June 2022 The ban on the making and importing of plastic bags, cutlery, straws and other items comes into effect in December 2022 – and selling these items is prohibited as of December 2023. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 21 June 2022 In addition to bags and takeout boxes, the ban will affect plastic straws, bags, cutlery, stir sticks, and six-pack rings that hold cans and bottles., 20 June 2022 Provides the picnic table, plates, cutlery, glasses and charcuterie, plus pillows and blankets, cards, ice bucket and trash. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cutlery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Cutlery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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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