di·​nette | \ dī-ˈnet How to pronounce dinette (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Inside, highlights include a finished basement with a media room and a colorful kitchen with a custom dinette. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Director Sean Anders lists La Crescenta home that inspired his movie ‘Instant Family’," 28 Oct. 2020 Sleeps five with a full dinette and microwave minus the kitchen. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For sale: 1984 Winnebago (aka The Beergo) not suited for camping but great as a mobile beer garden," 12 Sep. 2020 This trailer can sleep four to six people, with dinettes that convert into double and single beds. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "10 Best Travel Trailers for Road Trips and Camping (Video)," 1 June 2020 An open floor plan allows enough space for a dinette off of the kitchen, and Eichler’s signature floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Airy remodeled Eichler wants $1.1M," 5 Aug. 2019 Next to the dinette is an open and airy family room, perfect for chilling with guests or warming oneself in front of the gas fireplace. courant.com, "Property of the Week: Clearwater Creek of Burlington," 18 Oct. 2019 The spacious chef’s kitchen and dinette area can be accessed through the dining room or front hallway. courant.com, "Property of the Week: Clearwater Creek of Burlington," 18 Oct. 2019 The kitchen includes a swing-away dinette table that converts to a second bed, a 4.34 cubic feet refrigerator, a ceramic cooktop, and a dual sink. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Off-road camper fits in a shipping container for overseas travel," 21 Aug. 2018 Williams’ generosity extended beyond the four walls of her dinette too. Quinn Gawronski, NBC News, "Leila's Dinette: A proud legacy of good food and a 'save haven' for activists," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dinette

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dinette was in 1925

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“Dinette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinette. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce dinette (audio) \

Kids Definition of dinette

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

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