table linen


Definition of table linen

: linen (such as tablecloths and napkins) for the table

Examples of table linen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The center’s shop at 42 Woodland St. in Hartford sells the artisans’ handwoven shawls, scarves, bags, table linens, wall hangings, rugs and more. Deborah Hornblow,, "12 holiday gift ideas: This year, give local," 23 Oct. 2019 Cabana x Carolina Herrera features glassware, plateware, table linens, and a tea set. Vogue, "The Carolina Herrera x Cabana Home Line Is Made for All Occasions, Both Eclectic and Elegant," 16 Sep. 2019 Jane Scott Hodges knows something about table linens. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "A linens expert’s rules for dressing your table," 29 July 2019 My scallop table linens were inspired by the intricate scallop and dot pattern on the Paris Porcelain urns. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Christie's Makes Antiques Cool with Help from Markarian and CeCe Barfield," 12 Aug. 2019 The store sells a variety of apothecary luxuries, handmade jewelry, accessories, table linens, fine tabletop pieces, stationery, gourmet foods, cooking accessories, home décor and more. Steve Schering,, "Bastille Day celebration brings French fare to downtown Oak Park," 22 July 2019 Designers create table linens, decorative pillows and clothing out of the textile. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, "The best souvenirs to bring home from 10 countries," 2 July 2019 Guests including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, and Waris Dirie arrived at the venue for a cocktail hour, which was filled with bouquets of red roses perched on neatly pressed table linens. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Opera Divas and Debutantes: Inside the 64th Annual Viennese Opera Ball," 5 Feb. 2019 Though Parachute's offerings now span bath, table linens, and mattress, the standout is the linen, which is sure to make even your cramped apartment look like one of the brand's uber-Instagrammable stores (see above!). Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Is the Direct-to-Consumer Bedding You Should Buy," 5 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of table linen

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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“Table linen.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of table linen

: cloths (such as tablecloths and napkins) that are used during a meal

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