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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the young couple snuggled on the settee
Recent Examples on the Web Another early 20th century Spanish piece that stands out is a settee that Jayson Home reupholstered in emerald green velvet. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Jayson Home’s Winter Sale Starts Today, and You Can Score 50% Off Almost Everything," 20 Dec. 2019 Anchoring the dining area is a curved settee designed to hug a round table the couple has owned for 30 years. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Floor plan improvements and stylish furnishings transform a Brookline home," 5 Sep. 2019 Ronstadt lifts her legs onto a settee in her whitewashed living room a few blocks from the Bay. Washington Post, "Linda Ronstadt never stopped singing," 3 Dec. 2019 The drapes were part of a $27,387 makeover that included a new desk, settee, and other furnishings., "some highs and lows," 13 Nov. 2019 Ryan’s favorite space, the living room, is filled with beautiful objects collected on their travels, while the white velvet settees are also stain-treated. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "This CB2 Exec's Home Is a Perfect Mix of High-Low (Naturally!)," 18 Nov. 2019 The place was filled with rickety antiques, Victorian tapestry settees, heavy draperies, Civil War memorabilia and lamps converted from the kind that once burned oil. Marni Jameson,, "‘French Refreshed’ offers lessons in pared-down sophistication," 14 Nov. 2019 The chairs and table are of simple design, and, with the elegantly upholstered settee and their rich, blue-satin tables, blend most harmoniously with the other furnishings of the room. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: An 1887 tour of the Villa Montezuma," 29 Sep. 2019 Stilin paired an Arts and Crafts oak settee from Kindred Style Antiques with 1970s plywood-and-aluminum chairs found at The Golden Triangle in Chicago. Robert Rufino, House Beautiful, "Tour a Tribeca Loft Where Industrial Design Meets Family Living," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of settee was in 1716

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“Settee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of settee

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


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

Kids Definition of settee

: a long seat with a back

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