flat·​ware | \ ˈflat-ˌwer How to pronounce flatware (audio) \

Definition of flatware

: relatively flat tableware especially : eating and serving utensils (such as knives, forks, and spoons) — compare hollowware

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Synonyms for flatware


silver, silverware, tableware

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Examples of flatware in a Sentence

asked for inexpensive stemware and flatware for their wedding

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If La DoubleJ does expand into menswear, the venture would surprise no one: the brand currently offers ready-to-wear, swim, linens, flatware, glassware, bags, and shoes. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Happy Birthday J.J.! The La DoubleJ Designer Is Celebrated With Aperol Spritzes in Little Italy," 17 May 2019 China went from providing 20% of U.S. flatware imports in 1996 to 67% last year. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "How China Built a Steel Behemoth and Convulsed World Trade," 24 Dec. 2018 The table décor was decadent with black Anna Weatherley chargers, pink Richard Ginori plates, and gold flatware with colourful floral centrepieces by Rattiflora. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Epic Lake Como Wedding Had It All: An Alta Moda Photoshoot, Fireworks, and a Surprise Opera," 11 Apr. 2019 Two common kits are one with linens and towels and one with cookware and flatware ($50 to $125). Kristi Valentini, Redbook, "The No-Fly, All-Fun Vacation," 13 July 2017 When loading, randomly place them in wherever, and when the cycle's done, simply gather up the flatware on the flexible, removable cutlery pad and take it all to your drawer for storage. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Samsung Top Control Chef Collection Dishwasher #DW80H9970US," 17 Mar. 2015 Organic shapes and neutral colors lend everything a warm, personal touch, while matte-gold flatware adds an appropriate dose of festivity. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018 Each one holds up to 12 place settings at once, come with removable flatware baskets, and are Energy Star qualified. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Built-in Dishwasher," 11 Feb. 2019 Ideally, wipe your flatware down with a soft cloth after washing. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Tabletop Accessories," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of flatware

1746, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flatware was in 1746

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English Language Learners Definition of flatware

US : forks, spoons, and knives used for serving and eating food

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