cutlery

noun

cut·​lery ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio)
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 company also produces watches, clothing, travel gear and cutlery. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 8 May 2024 There’s nothing more frustrating than carrying an armful of food scraps, dirty napkins, and throwaway cutlery only to fumble while opening the garbage bin. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 And no matter what wasn’t quite up to snuff this season – utensils, dishes, cutting boards, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans or appliances – after-holiday sales give you a chance to buy at bargain prices. Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Cosmetically, hard water can stain your appliances, crockery, cutlery, and glassware by leaving chalky deposits on the surface. USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile the brand will also sell tableware staples such as cutlery, table linens, and drinkware. Harriet Johnston, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2024 Meghan is seeking permission to sell cutlery, cookbooks and jarred food products, according to a trademark application, and website visitors can join an email waitlist for products and updates. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 That company, according to the records, offers retail items such as jams and preserves, butters, tablewares, cutlery, tablecloths, cookbooks and digital recipe offerings. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024 Scented candles from La Bagatelle’s collaboration with Martini, the French perfumer, were interspersed among the blooms and silver cutlery, some of it made by Bonne. Ellie Pithers, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutlery was in the 15th century

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“Cutlery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutlery. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

cutlery

noun
cut·​lery ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio)
1
: the business of a cutler
2
: cutting tools (as knives and scissors)
3
: utensils for cutting, serving, and eating food
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