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

Definition of dishware

: tableware (as of china) used in serving food

Examples of dishware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My uncle-in-law had been surveying the dirty dishware in the kitchen sink. Kenneth R. Rosen, Wired, "Death, Love, and the Solace of a Million Motorcycle Parts," 17 Nov. 2020 Their curated home décor collection ranges from dishware to furniture to art. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "20 Latinx-Owned Businesses to Support Today and Every Day," 17 Sep. 2020 While that beverage certainly tasted delicious, the tannins that give tea and coffee its flavor can also leave behind dark stains on dishware. Alicia Chilton, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Remove Coffee and Tea Stains from Mugs," 6 Nov. 2020 Walnut tables, black linen napkins, and glazed terra cotta and porcelain dishware make up other chic touches. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "The team behind Ocotillo opened a Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. Here's what to expect," 20 Oct. 2020 Upstream Solutions is already working with a company in the Bay Area, Dishcraft, to ramp up the sanitization and delivery of eco-friendly, reusable dishware. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "All my takeout has delivered a mountain of trash. So I asked experts how to minimize it.," 14 Sep. 2020 Open shelving is having a moment, but no one wants to stare at a precarious tower of dishware. Elizabeth Sheldon, House Beautiful, "4 Steps to a Decluttered Kitchen," 1 Sep. 2020 Take an extra 20% off sale items, including bedding, dishware, and rugs, until 5/25. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Memorial Day Furniture and Home Decor Sales to Shop in 2020," 25 May 2020 Sanitizing programs, which have an extra hot final rinse (the cycle on Miele models, called SaniWash, hits 158 degrees Fahrenheit) to kill bacteria, is great for baby bottles, cutting boards, and other preparation dishware. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "5 Strategies for Getting The Most Out of Your Dishwasher," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of dishware

1946, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Dishware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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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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