sil·​ver·​ware | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer How to pronounce silverware (audio) \

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The team has gone two seasons without winning any silverware. we keep the silverware in a separate drawer
Recent Examples on the Web Go over your dinnerware, silverware and table linens. oregonlive, "Cut Thanksgiving stress with this handy holiday checklist," 13 Nov. 2019 Everywhere hungry Iowans worked at tough servings of steak with plastic silverware. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "The Colorful Pageantry and Mob Mentality of the Iowa Caucuses," 24 Sep. 2019 The shiny silverware and white linens. Enjoying thick slices of French toast covered with powdered sugar and drenched in syrup while taking in the scenery. Washington Post, "The end of an American tradition: The Amtrak dining car," 21 Sep. 2019 The cookbook includes color photographs of the cast lifted from actual scenes as well as images of impeccable china, antique silverware and large buffets brimming with gravity-defying cakes. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Official Downton Abbey Cookbook: Eat and drink like a Crawley," 1 Sep. 2019 The Crawleys’ and their servants’ affairs and silverware disasters were a pleasure to watch. Nick Romano,, "Downton Abbey movie reviews point to decadent fan service," 10 Sep. 2019 Take sports bars: TVs broadcasting images and sounds; stereo speakers blasting music from multiple locations; dishes and silverware clattering amid a symphony of voices. Caryn M. Sullivan, Twin Cities, "Caryn Sullivan: Meeting sensory challenges head-on," 25 Aug. 2019 In fact, almost every single-use product, from shopping bags to silverware, has reusable alternatives. Ali Wunderman, Condé Nast Traveler, "What I Learned on the World's First Zero-Waste Trip," 19 July 2019 In the authentic Viking spirit, the meal proceeded without silverware; soup was served with oyster shells for spoons. Rand Richards Cooper,, "In Our Midst: Stone And Story: Reinventing a 1765 farm in Stonington," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of silverware

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silverware was in 1848

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English Language Learners Definition of silverware

: objects (such as forks, knives, spoons, dishes, teapots, etc.) for serving food and drink that are made of or covered with silver
US : forks, knives, and spoons that are made of stainless steel, plastic, etc.
British, informal : something (such as a large cup or trophy) that is given as a prize in a sports contest


sil·​ver·​ware | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer How to pronounce silverware (audio) \

Kids Definition of silverware

: things (as knives, forks, and spoons) made of silver, silver-plated metal, or stainless steel

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