sil·​ver·​ware | \ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \

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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While some #vanlifers still opt for backpacking spork sets ($13.97) that can squeeze into your bag, one of the nice things about having a camper is that there is space for real silverware. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 In her new kitchen, a 20-foot-long bank of plain cabinet doors opens to reveal large pullout drawers that are each filled with a purpose: baking, preserving, silverware and so on. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "Kitchen confidential: How I downsized the most important room in the house," 24 Sep. 2018 Stop Tarnish Wrap chalk in cheesecloth and store with silverware to absorb excess moisture, which causes tarnishing. 3. Staff, Woman's Day, "5 Ways… with Chalk," 17 Feb. 2010 The entire villa was covered in gold tinsel with gold balloons, lights, silverware, plates, candles, et cetera. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Inside a Greenery-Filled Hawaiian Wedding—Where the Bridesmaids Wore Power Suits," 13 July 2018 All that’s left for Klopp to become a legend at this football club is to win a piece of silverware, or ideally a Premier League title, and then the ‘heavy metal’ journey will be complete., "How Jurgen Klopp's 'Heavy Metal' Style Has Put Liverpool Back Among Europe's Elite," 12 July 2018 According to a Facebook post the police department published Thursday morning: hot sauce, syrup, rubber bands, plastic silverware, toilet paper and confetti were among the many objects that were thrown all over the property. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield homeowner shocked by extensive vandalism at his home: 'This wasn't just a prank'," 28 June 2018 The artifacts include silverware, keys, thimbles, rare coins and even a mysterious gold box that conservators have yet to get open. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "The 1838 shipwreck was 'the Titanic of its time.' Divers just made an eerie discovery," 17 June 2018 The silverware onboard, by the way, was used by the Italian navy in the 1920s—there’s historicity for you, regarding something quite new under the Tuscan sun. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Luxe Hotels With a Rich History Are Opening Across Europe," 12 Feb. 2018

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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

: forks, knives, and spoons that are made of stainless steel, plastic, etc.

: something (such as a large cup or trophy) that is given as a prize in a sports contest


sil·​ver·​ware | \ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \

Kids Definition of silverware

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

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