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 gentle din of conversations and the sounds of ice cubes hitting drink glasses and silverware clinking plates returned to McKinney two weeks ago, but not in all of the city’s restaurants. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Opening dining rooms not the right decision for all McKinney restaurants," 14 May 2020 Her trophy cabinet has more silverware than a foundry. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Janet Jackson Performed 'Runaway' With Classroom Instruments for 'Fallon': Watch," 13 Feb. 2020 Camp tableware can be as simple as a lightweight bowl and spoon/fork combination all the way up to extravagant, complete sets that include plates, bowls, silverware and even cups. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things You Need to be a Camp Cook," 13 Apr. 2020 There must be a complete set of dinnerware – plates, silverware and glassware – that has never come in contact with chametz, or leavened bread. Mike Davis, USA TODAY, "Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19," 8 Apr. 2020 Was any thought put into the silverware and stemware? Cristina Martinez, Bon Appétit, "Yes, the Food and Drinks at Bar Bête Are Great, But...the Playlist!," 3 Mar. 2020 No-Tox Refills for the Family Homefill in Denver offers no-tox home cleaning products and beauty products, along with reusable silverware and bamboo brushes. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Ditch the Plastic Packaging: 6 Refill Stores for Kitchen, Bath, and Home," 10 Feb. 2020 Microphones above the table capture the vibrant mix of after-work gossip, clinking silverware and glasses, the guffaws of a raucous party nearby. Chris Berdik, Popular Science, "It’s not just you: Restaurants have gotten too loud. But there are some fixes.," 28 Jan. 2020 However, the Argentine coach was not able to win a trophy and Tottenham remains without silverware since 2008. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Jose Mourinho: Tottenham Hotspur announce new head coach," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of silverware

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2020

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“Silverware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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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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