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

Examples of silverware in a Sentence

The team has gone two seasons without winning any silverware. we keep the silverware in a separate drawer
Recent Examples on the Web Despite boasting a career measured almost exclusively in silverware, Woods would be proud to set a new benchmark for reliability. Jack Bantock, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 The biggest thing going against Liverpool could be the fact that the team is still going for silverware on four fronts, having reached the English League Cup final, the FA Cup fifth round and the Europa League last 16. Steve Douglas, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2024 Bring a travel mug to the local coffee store for takeout and silverware to the office, cutting back on plastic cups and utensils. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 Alongside the likes of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, Messi and Suárez will be looking to rack up the goals and compete for silverware in the United States this year. Joseph O'Sullivan, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 The list included things like sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor, cleaning the silverware drawer, scrubbing the fridge, and organizing toys. Kristina Behr, Parents, 15 Feb. 2024 An entire room echoing with the sound of conversation-less human mastication—all wet chewing and slippery gulps, suppressed belches and scraping silverware. TIME, 12 Jan. 2024 An opportunity to demonstrate this is more than another run of positive results followed by a dip lies in the Carabao Cup Final where Chelsea has the opportunity to win silverware against Liverpool. Zak Garner-Purkis, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 The two teams arrive at the first major final of the season – the Carabao Cup is English football’s secondary cup competition after the FA Cup – after differing campaigns so far, to put it mildly, and silverware at this stage would be huge boost for both clubs – though for very different reasons. Matias Grez, CNN, 24 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Silverware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


sil·​ver·​ware -ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce silverware (audio)
: tableware made of or plated with silver

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