table linen


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

Examples of table linen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those colors will guide all your other decor decisions, from invitations to floral arrangements and table linens. Molly Miller, House Beautiful, 29 July 2023 In designer Bunny Williams's home, table linens and serving pieces get special treatment in a large storage space of their own. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 14 July 2023 There's also a range of stylish serving trays, table linens and decorative bowls. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2023 Decor is important—beautiful table linens, candlesticks, flatware, and the like—but a beautiful, functional dining table is the beating heart of any great dinner party., 13 May 2023 In her rare downtime, Mindy collects table linens and glassware, and fills her home with art and objects that speak to her affinity for color and pattern. Christine Lennon, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2023 This month’s installment of What’s New welcomes a fresh season and features new treats for the eye (fetching table linens for Easter) and stomach (vegan cookies from Levain Bakery). Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 27 Mar. 2023 Give them these whimsical salad tossers. 14 Striped Napkins $82 at Heather Taylor Home’s new table linens in springy shades—peony, lilac, honeydew, and a beach blue—are wonderful gifts for the season (or for yourself!). Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 27 Feb. 2023 Let the table linen speak for itself by pairing it with subtle crystal glassware and casually chic rattan cutlery and accessories—a Kylie Redden favorite. Sofia Quintero, ELLE Decor, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of table linen was in the 15th century

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“Table linen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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