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

Definition of silverware

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Synonyms for silverware


flatware, silver, tableware

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Examples of silverware in a Sentence

The team has gone two seasons without winning any silverware. we keep the silverware in a separate drawer

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Next year's Olympics in Tokyo are likely to a big target, since the lone silverware missing from his trophy cabinet — which must be the size of a mansion — is an Olympic gold in singles. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Roger Federer: The power and presence of the $120 million man," 27 June 2019 Even though United is yet to collect silverware this season, Jose Mourinho at least guided the team to second place, its highest finish since Alex Ferguson's final title win before retiring in 2013. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "2018 FA Cup final: Chelsea-Manchester United game time, how to watch," 18 May 2018 That’s already happening in San Francisco, where some restaurants have started using a grab-your-own-plates-and-silverware model to save money. Los Angeles Times, "Why it’s harder than ever to run a restaurant in Los Angeles," 15 Aug. 2019 Next to the kitchen a handsome original butler’s pantry has glass-front upper cabinets and a German nickel sink for silverware. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "1925 Royal Oak Tudor with servants quarters has been restored to perfection," 27 July 2019 Small bites that make use of toothpicks and discourage silverware means that friends get comfortable quickly, passing, sharing, and roaming room-to-room. Sara Mae Albert, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Plan a Casual Chic Dinner Party," 2 Aug. 2019 In January 2018, senior journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of the eastern state of West Bengal, were accused of stealing silverware from a hotel in London. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "What you can and can’t take from a hotel room, explained by professionals," 29 July 2019 Thirty Years Ago An Oxford Way resident reported her house was ransacked during a daytime burglary, with the intruders getting away with upwards of $65,000 (more than $130,000 in 2019 dollars) in oil paintings, sterling silverware and other items. Carol Cormaci, La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada History: Local wins javelin throw at 2009 Summer National Senior Games," 29 July 2019 So Not, Jonathan Zwartz and others collected silverware. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Courtney Barnett Wins Big at Australia's Independent Music Awards," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of silverware

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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