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 Marble was key to achieving a high-end look, so Timeless Travel Trailers added a marble veneer to the countertops and seating in the galley, dinette, bar, and bathroom. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Renovated vintage Airstream is like a chic apartment on wheels," 16 Aug. 2019 While Williams’ dinette closed in the early 1990s, her kind spirit and legendary food left a mark on Atlanta. Quinn Gawronski, NBC News, "Leila's Dinette: A proud legacy of good food and a 'save haven' for activists," 14 Nov. 2019 Next to the kitchen, an oversized dinette space offers additional dining. courant.com, "Property of the Week: Clearwater Creek of Burlington," 18 Oct. 2019 Chairs and tables scattered throughout are Frankenstein’d; motorcycle wheels combine with mid-century tabletops, and hand trucks serve as the back to dinette chairs. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“After the Apocalypse…Maybe You Try to Make a Wedding Dress”: Marine Serre Discusses Her Spring 2020 Collection," 16 Oct. 2019 One area now includes couch-like banquettes, while other areas include theater box seating with private dinettes tucked behind them. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "Cavs CEO Len Komoroski talks Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse renovation: Q&A," 24 Sep. 2019 That can be hard to fit in a van this size—and is why some people go without them—but Storyteller Overland manages to fit it in with a flexible wet bath located behind the dinette. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Four-wheel-drive camper van is prepped for off-grid adventure," 19 Aug. 2019 With the touch of a button, the RV’s side walls move outward creating a living area with a 4-foot 4-inch wide floor space between the dinette and the galley. Julianne G. Crane, Houston Chronicle, "Truck campers: Versatile camping almost anywhere," 15 June 2019 There’s a king bedroom in back, twin bunks, a dinette that converts to a bed, a sofa that converts to a bed, and a bed over the cab. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Going to a College Reunion? Might I Suggest a Big-Ass RV," 6 July 2019

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First Known Use of dinette

1925, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Dinette.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinette. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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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