gue·​ri·​don gā-rē-ˈdōⁿ How to pronounce gueridon (audio)
: a small usually ornately carved and embellished stand or table

Examples of gueridon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Art Deco bronze-and-marble gueridon table purchased from his former employer, the interior designer and antiques dealer Jean-Paul Beaujard. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2021 In the master bedroom, for example, a T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings gueridon table sits beneath a John Currin painting, and the burl-maple bed is framed by 19th-century Chinese cloisonné lamps and Andy Warhol portraits. Derek Blasberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Aug. 2013

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Word History


French guéridon, from Gueridon, character in 17th century farces and popular songs

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gueridon was in 1853

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“Gueridon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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