din·ner·ware | \-ˌwer \

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

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Solid porcelain dinnerware, Shell Bisque in Soft Pink — Canvas Home; canvashomestore.com. House Beautiful, "March 2018 Product Guide," 6 Feb. 2018 Carry the color theme throughout the kitchen with navy dinnerware and complementary pops of yellow. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Ways to Spice up Your Kitchen with Wallpaper," 22 Jan. 2018 World Relief Atlanta: Vehicles; couches; kitchen tables and chairs; coffee tables; dressers; dinnerware; blankets; sponges. cleanser; toothpaste and tissue paper. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "How to help refugees around Atlanta and beyond," 20 June 2018 Mariel Coughlin, who also works at Oloroso, was inspired by artistic plating in restaurants to start creating functional ceramic plates, bowls, and other dinnerware. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Magic, cocktails, and art made by your neighborhood bartenders," 21 June 2018 Calvin Klein partnered with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to create a line of throw pillows, blankets, and dinnerware featuring graphic portraits of actor and director Dennis Hopper and publisher Sandra Brant. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Calvin Klein’s New Andy Warhol Collaboration Will Make Your Home Pop," 30 May 2018 Ask about the regional artisans behind the lineup of rustic-modern furnishings and ceramic dinnerware, as well as the paintings and photographs that hang throughout this thoroughly Oregonian lodge. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Stunning Eco-Friendly Hotels," 22 Jan. 2018 Knights of Columbus Hall: Milwaukee Vintage Glass Show features elegant glass, midcentury and Depression-era glass, kitchen glassware and American dinnerware, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1, 1800 S. 92nd St. Info: (414) 551-2017. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your weekly entertainment calendar, Sept. 29-Oct. 5," 28 Sep. 2017 Only service staff put fingers on top of saucers, bowls, and dinnerware. Sarah Solomon, Town & Country, "25 Things I Learned at The Plaza’s Etiquette School," 14 Apr. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dinnerware

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

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