set·​tee | \ se-ˈtē How to pronounce settee (audio) \

Definition of settee

1 : a long seat with a back
2 : a medium-sized sofa with arms and a back

Illustration of settee

Illustration of settee

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Examples of settee in a Sentence

the young couple snuggled on the settee
Recent Examples on the Web Opt for a settee instead of a sofa or sectional and stack nesting tables instead of getting a bulky coffee table. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 13 Apr. 2022 There’s a round three-seat settee upholstered in the same corduroy fabric Bode uses for trousers. New York Times, 9 Mar. 2022 Similarly, to bring new life to outdated furniture, Lovato revived the dated fabrics and colors of an antique settee with a textured slate-blue velvet that brought the same blues into the room. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2021 The performance textile covers cushions on both the settee and chairs and a long cushion that rests on the bench. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Oct. 2021 An Episode settee next to a Standby smoking table, with a Sequence rug on the floor. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 Nearly every detail, from the woody scent infusing the air by Maak Lab to the Pendleton bed pillows, nods to Portland and the design throughout — especially the lobby with velvet green sofas, modern art, and swinging settee — is positively pretty. Katie Chang, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2021 There’s even a swinging settee and piano to help channel your inner child and musician. Katie Chang, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 This settee is the perfect pick for a small-scale seating ensemble or a bedroom accent. Mark Heim |, al, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of settee

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for settee

alteration of settle

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26 Apr 2022

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“Settee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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set·​tee | \ se-ˈtē How to pronounce settee (audio) \

Kids Definition of settee

: a long seat with a back

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