dish·​ware | \ ˈdish-ˌwer How to pronounce dishware (audio) \

Definition of dishware

: tableware (as of china) used in serving food

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Intimate table sizes replete with vintage dishware typically cannot be translated into an event for 100+ guests. Riley & Grey, Harper's BAZAAR, "When It Comes to Wedding Planning, Is Instagram the New Pinterest?," 30 July 2019 The photographs reveal the chaos of her home when the show was being produced—piles of dishware, coolers of food and stacks of cookware, linens and cutlery. Paula Johnson, Smithsonian, "Remembering Julia Child," 13 Aug. 2019 There is always the option of going to Goodwill and picking up a set of dishware for the event, and then, even bringing it back and redonating it to Goodwill when they’re done. Tanya Edwards,, "Blue, pink — or green? How to throw an eco-friendly baby shower," 15 Aug. 2019 Flaunting such imperfection may seem counterintuitive for a fine-dining restaurant like Saison, where the pristine quality of the artisan dishware indicates a certain Michelin-star level of taste and consideration. Leilani Marie Labong,, "San Francisco’s master of modern kintsugi," 2 Aug. 2019 Lightweight, single-use food service items lower onboard weight while keeping the logistical choreography of collecting, washing, and sanitizing dishware to a minimum. Jasmin Malik Chua, Vox, "The best $3,000 I ever spent: training for my unruly dog," 9 July 2019 Chefs look at food holistically, and dishware is the foundation. Sophia Markoulakis,, "Florists highlight floral displays in beautiful, custom vases that they rent," 7 June 2019 Eventually all the diners, perhaps a hundred of us, take our last sips of wine, toss our recyclable dishware, and stroll over to the music venue, called the Olivier Barn, for the evening concert, by pianist Jenny Chen. James Florio, National Geographic, "See the wildest art destination in the West," 21 Mar. 2019 Get cozy in a robin’s egg blue booth to enjoy guacamole and migas on retro dishware before browsing the next-door store’s charming array of goods emblazoned with the place’s slogan: ALL WAYS WELCOME. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat in Austin During SXSW," 9 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of dishware

1946, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dishware

chiefly US : plates, bowls, cups, etc., that are usually part of a set

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