din·​ner·​ware ˈdi-nər-ˌwer How to pronounce dinnerware (audio)
: tableware other than flatware

Examples of dinnerware in a Sentence

received three sets of dinnerware as wedding gifts
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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dinnerware was in 1843

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“Dinnerware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinnerware. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


din·​ner·​ware -ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce dinnerware (audio)
: utensils (as dishes and glasses) used at the dinner table

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