di·nette | \dī-ˈnet \

Definition of dinette 

: a small space usually off a kitchen used for informal dining also : furniture for such a space

Examples of dinette in a Sentence

The apartment includes a dinette.

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Two TVs come standard, one in the bedroom and a second removable TV that pops up from a storage area next to the dinette. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper trailer blends classic teardrop style with loads of amenities," 2 July 2018 Two different sleeping areas can sleep three people total, one person in a full size dinette that converts to a bed, and two people in a bedroom area that boasts a queen size mattress. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper trailer blends classic teardrop style with loads of amenities," 2 July 2018 The set designer Mimi Lien has created a bourgeois nightmare of a living room, complete with a polyester rug and a cute little dinette set. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, "With “Fairview,” Jackie Sibblies Drury Breaks the Fourth Wall," 24 June 2018 Linnie Cole Photography Ripping out the former upper cabinets made the trailer feel more spacious, and the couple added a queen bed, a dinette that converts into a bed, and a separate dining space with bench. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Restored vintage Airstream is 140 square feet of mobile bliss," 7 May 2018 The kitchen has three windows above the sink, recessed lighting, double ovens and double sinks, and a separate dinette area with sliding doors leading to a composite backyard deck. Karen A. Avitabile, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 5 Quarter Horse Drive, Ellington," 2 Nov. 2017 There are, however, two different layouts: one features a queen-sized mattress; the other features a dinette that folds down into a bed. Katie Jackson, Fox News, "Airstream's Nest is a first: The company's new model swaps aluminum for fiberglass," 20 Apr. 2018 Between then and now, checkered linoleum floors, chrome dinette sets, and massive hanging pot racks all had their moment. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Why Kitchen Islands Are Ruining America’s Kitchens," 3 Apr. 2018 Patrons order at the counter and eat at sundry chrome dinettes off mismatched dishes (including plastic Disney plates), seasoning their food with kitschy vintage salt and pepper shakers. New York Times, "A New Orleans Restaurant Offers Creativity Between Bread Slices," 3 Feb. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dinette

: a small room or an area near a kitchen that is used for dining


di·nette | \dī-ˈnet \

Kids Definition of dinette

: a small room or separate area near a kitchen that is used for dining

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