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 cutlery made its debut on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in October, and has sold more than 3,000 sets at a preorder price of $29 a set. Lauren Weber, WSJ, 17 May 2021 For a more straightforward cooler without the cutlery, the Polar Bear 24-Pack Nylon Cooler (about $100) is great for both portability and insulation. New York Times, 11 May 2021 The individual stacked compartments, cutlery icon, and unique design only add to their appeal. Rachel Dube, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2021 Outside, the Maghrib (sunset) call to prayer has just rung out, interspersed with the clinking of cutlery from people's homes. CNN, 10 May 2021 With a lick of the cutlery, Bridgerton seduced a record-breaking 82 million households, ripping apart the bodice of Hollywood's assumptions about the genre. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 14 Apr. 2021 Say goodbye to Dorothy’s prim gingham pinafore, fashion’s favorite cheerful check has been updated on everything from Rodarte’s wasp-waist pencil skirt to Sabre’s new cutlery suite. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2021 Its elegant shape was a big plus, making their cutlery more like décor. Samantha Weiss-hills, Town & Country, 13 Apr. 2021 All meals will be served in reusable containers with cutlery made from a natural polymer, according to the company. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cutlery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cutlery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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


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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