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 The defeat by Bayern ensured that Barcelona ended the season without winning any silverware for the first time since 2007/08. David Close And John Sinnott, CNN, "Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona," 25 Aug. 2020 Zwilling, known for its covetable kitchen tools and silverware, is offering stellar deals on its line of Aurora cookware (from stainless steel steamers to an assortment of frying pans). Lori Keong, SELF, "All the Best After Christmas Sales to Check Out This Weekend," 26 Dec. 2020 The cost of adding a full-time employee whose only job is sanitation along with switching to all plastic plates and silverware has outpaced the uptick in business at these locations. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This local chain has been a Valley favorite for 29 years. Now it's down to 2 restaurants," 17 Oct. 2020 Customers can use plastic or metal silverware, and employees have body temperature checks before shifts begin. Phillip Valys,, "Let’s Eat Safely, South Florida: Which Broward, Palm Beach restaurants do COVID-19 dining right?," 5 Sep. 2020 As controversial as the project has become, the bite-size chunks of meat toured museums around the United States last year without a problem — even when cheekily displayed on a dish with silverware. New York Times, "Steaks Grown From Human Cells Spark Interest and Outrage," 7 Dec. 2020 Get control of your utensil drawer once and for all with an organizer that divides silverware, utensils, and other kitchen tools into individual slots. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Stock Up on Storage Essentials This Black Friday with These Top-Rated Finds," 23 Nov. 2020 But the most important thing right now is to think about just bringing some silverware to Orlando. Julia Poe,, "Orlando City pushes to close regular season with win over Nashville SC," 7 Nov. 2020 Heading into its 34th edition, the ARIA Awards will take place Nov. 25 at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, with Lime Cordiale (eight nominations), Tame Impala (seven) and Sampa (six) in the lead pack for silverware. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Billie Eilish and Sam Smith to Perform at 2020 ARIA Awards," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of silverware

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jan 2021

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“Silverware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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