Definition of gratuity
: something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service; especially : tip added a gratuity for the server
Examples of gratuity in a Sentence
A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to the restaurant bill.
for parties of eight or more, we automatically add a 15% gratuity onto the bill
Recent Examples of gratuity from the Web
Bartolotta Restaurants: Pricing is per person, plus tax and gratuity, unless stated otherwise. www.bartolottas.com Lake Park Bistro, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd.
Reservations are required, and tickets are $115 for adults and $59 for children 10 and under, not including tax and gratuity.
The prize includes 2 spots at a 5:30pm seating at a special VIP table with notable Free Press talent, a 6-course meal with tax & gratuity already taken care of, and unique Top 10 Takeover gifts.
Although drivers have always been permitted to accept cash tips, Uber has steadily resisted calls to allow users to add a gratuity within the app itself.
Luca Summer Pop-Up Series, $65 per person (includes tax and gratuity): 711 Grant St., Denver, 303-832-6600; lucadenver.com or bonannoconcepts.com/market for tickets.
Applebee's: The restaurant will provide a discount of 10 percent off May 27-29 to any retired or active duty military member, tax, gratuity and gift card purchases excluded.
All food, beer and wine with meals, gratuities and most excursions will be part of the package, which is about $3,400 per person for a seven-day Mediterranean itinerary.
Dinners will be on June 23, Aug. 11 and Sept. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $120 a person plus tax and gratuity.
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gratuity vs. tip
Gratuity is a fancier and more formal word than tip. It occurs most often in written notices along the lines of "Gratuities accepted". Its formality makes it best suited for describing tips of the dignified, expensive variety. For the taxi driver who takes you to the superb Belgian restaurant, it's a tip; for the restaurant's maitre d', it's a gratuity.
GRATUITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gratuity for English Language Learners
: an amount of money given to a person (such as a waiter or waitress) who has performed a service
: an amount of money given to a retiring soldier or employee
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