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Definition of dinnerware

: tableware other than flatware

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Examples of dinnerware in a Sentence

received three sets of dinnerware as wedding gifts
Recent Examples on the Web There, he was sent to work full time at a factory, making dinnerware for ThermoServ. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Investigative Reporting," 21 Dec. 2020 Cost Plus World Market has kitchenware from around the globe, including dinnerware, kitchen tools, storage, linens, cookware, coffee and tea accessories, baking, barbecue gear and more. oregonlive, "Is your kitchen equipped for the holidays? Huge sales on big appliances to cool tools will inspire home chefs," 13 Nov. 2020 Sharing large plates of food has also been discouraged by health officials, and if guests cannot bring their own meals then single-use items such as sauce packets and plastic dinnerware are better for minimizing transmission risk. Elizabeth Elkind, CBS News, "Holiday travel during the coronavirus pandemic: How to stay healthy this Thanksgiving," 20 Nov. 2020 When introduced in 1937, its forms were unconventional, but after World War II young Americans purchased 250 million pieces of the now-iconic dinnerware. NOLA.com, "The best-selling dinnerware of all time, 'American Modern' appealed to postwar families," 16 Nov. 2020 Before designing the best-selling dinnerware of all time, Russel and Mary Wright made spun aluminum serving pieces in their home, a carriage house in New York City. NOLA.com, "The best-selling dinnerware of all time, 'American Modern' appealed to postwar families," 16 Nov. 2020 The kitchen was stocked with cookware, dinnerware, cooking spices and essentials, a coffee maker (with ground coffee!), and dishwasher with pods and soap—though my personal favorite appliance was the wine fridge. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "A Solo Staycation Gave Me Some Much-Needed Alone Time During the Pandemic," 13 Nov. 2020 Score discounts on all sorts of items such as cookware, outdoor dinnerware, knives and more. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop this weekend: Sur la Table, Vineyard Vines and more," 23 Oct. 2020 Our kitchen is loaded with many dozens of wooden spoons, sets of dinnerware, and cabinets full of cookware. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Housemate wants to attack the kitchen," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dinnerware

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dinnerware was in 1843

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12 Jan 2021

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“Dinnerware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinnerware. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dinnerware

chiefly US : plates, bowls, glasses, etc., that are used for serving and eating dinner

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