stem·​ware | \ ˈstem-ˌwer How to pronounce stemware (audio) \

Definition of stemware

: glass hollowware mounted on a stem

Examples of stemware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hundreds of delighted cruise passengers watched as golden bubbly, poured atop a pyramid of 300 glasses, filled the stemware below. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "‘Hand to hand to hand’: How Coronavirus Spread Aboard the Diamond Princess," 30 Apr. 2020 The wines themselves are presented as 1 ounce pours in stubby stemware. Chris Macias,, "Bent Creek: big, bold wines in a small, relaxed space," 10 Sep. 2018 There’s no lip or rim, so the whole surface is available to display an array of flavorful sauces, fine cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, or a bottle of grappa and delicate stemware. Popular Science, "Pantry turntables for storing and spinning your favorite ingredients," 23 June 2020 Amazon has this durable stemware in a rainbow of colors for just $22.99. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, "This BrüMate Champagne Flute is my Saving Grace for Social Distance Socializing," 8 June 2020 Armchairs, stemware, vases, rugs, coffee tables are among the items. Mark Heim |, al, "Pier 1 going-out-of-business, clearance sales includes 40% off outdoor furniture through Memorial Day," 22 May 2020 Most of today's dishwashers have special stemware holders to keep this glassware extra stable. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Use and Load a Dishwasher the Right Way," 13 Nov. 2019 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 There's a reason drinks are served in glass stemware at fancy dinner parties and not disposable solo cups. Olivia Harrison,, "14 Irresistibly Chic Glass Water Bottles For Every Type Of Hydrator," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of stemware

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Stemware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stemware

: drinking glasses that have a long stem between the bowl and the base

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