mantelpiece

noun
man·​tel·​piece | \ ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs How to pronounce mantelpiece (audio) \

Definition of mantelpiece

1 : a mantel with its side elements

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Veteran performers can make room on their mantelpieces. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Survey Says: Look for ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Ferryman’ to Take Tony Trophies," 7 June 2019 Carlile wasn’t the only artist with Seattle ties to come away with a few new mantelpiece trophies, as Seattle Symphony, Chris Cornell and Quincy Jones also won awards. Michael Rietmulder, The Seattle Times, "Brandi Carlile wins 3 Grammys, gives stunning performance on music’s biggest stage," 11 Feb. 2019 But this is a photograph by his bathroom, not a mantelpiece. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roger Ailes was “not rational”: Alexis Bloom on her new film about the Fox News founder," 11 Dec. 2018 The house already had marble mantelpieces and a Jacuzzi, but Manafort took it to a new level, adding a two-story extension out back, new windows, a roof deck and a slate walkway. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud," 23 Feb. 2018 The house already had marble mantelpieces and a Jacuzzi, but Manafort took it to a new level, adding a two-story extension out back, new windows, a roof deck and a slate walkway. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud," 23 Feb. 2018 The house already had marble mantelpieces and a Jacuzzi, but Manafort took it to a new level, adding a two-story extension out back, new windows, a roof deck and a slate walkway. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud," 23 Feb. 2018 The living room has a gas fireplace with a limestone mantelpiece, and there are walnut floors throughout. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Penthouse in Gloria Vanderbilt’s Childhood Mansion Asks $30 Million," 6 June 2018 Some of the furniture was designed especially for the house, but paintings, furniture and a marble mantelpiece were purchased by the family in Europe. Taylor M. Riley, The Courier-Journal, "This mansion once housed Louisville’s most affluent family. Now, it’s home to history," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mantelpiece

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mantelpiece

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mantelpiece

: the shelf above a fireplace and the decorative pieces on the sides of the fireplace

mantelpiece

noun
man·​tel·​piece | \ ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs How to pronounce mantelpiece (audio) \

Kids Definition of mantelpiece

1 : a shelf above a fireplace along with side pieces
2 : mantel

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