settee

noun
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

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Examples of settee in a Sentence

the young couple snuggled on the settee

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Next to a Gustavian settee from Lars Bolander, a 1915 bust of a Swedish boy purchased from Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter looks out to the garden below. Bob Morris, ELLE Decor, "A Minimalist West Village Townhouse Is Given a Sensuous and Cerebral New Life," 23 Nov. 2018 Much of the furniture on display follows suit, from the vintage Napoleon III side chairs in the master bedroom to the settee in the living room, a family heirloom that belonged to Sims’s grandmother and maintains its original orange upholstery. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "The Paint Trick That Instantly Makes Your Home Look More Polished," 22 Mar. 2019 The face of Costa Brazil, Caroline Trenti, held court on a pale settee and looked every bit the muse. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Franciso Costa Celebrates the Launch of his Skincare Line Costa Brazil," 9 Feb. 2019 Old World Weavers' Strie Velvet in Blossom covers the vintage settee, and the rattan table is one of many hand-me-downs. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "How Kristen McCory Integrated A Client's Grandmother's Favorite Lipstick Color Into Her Design," 10 Jan. 2019 Sink into a gray velvet settee, order an IPA from Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing, and enjoy the views of the hotel’s three-story waterfall and Japanese Zen garden outside. Allison Weiss Entrekin, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Hotels in Atlanta," 27 July 2018 Perched on a settee in the lobby of the Parker New York hotel, near Central Park, Carys Zeta Douglas certainly looks the part of celebrity daughter, in a lipstick-red Réalisation Par dress, black suede ankle boots, and delicate gold jewelry. Michael Callahan, Town & Country, "Show Business Royalty Carys Zeta Douglas Is Ready for Her Close Up," 1 Aug. 2018 Lakeith Stanfield is elegantly splayed across a small settee in the lobby bar of his tony SoHo hotel. Allison P. Davis, GQ, "The Bizarre Brilliance of Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in Sorry to Bother You," 3 July 2018 The fiber optic ceiling emulates the twinkling night sky, cozy Victorian settees provide clusters of seating throughout the space, and old books and antique treasures line the shelves. Marie Salcido, Sunset, "We’re Crushing on This Art Nouveau-Style Speakeasy," 22 Jan. 2018

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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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settee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of settee

: a long seat that has a back and arms and that two or more people can sit on

settee

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

Kids Definition of settee

: a long seat with a back

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