table manners


: behavior while eating a meal at a table
He needs to learn good table manners.

Examples of table manners in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thank you, editors, for showcasing my beautifully elegant table manners to the world. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2024 This was the silly, somewhat nonsensical rhyme my stepmom used to reprimand us with whenever our table manners got out of line. Clare Finney, Vogue, 3 Apr. 2024 Coincidentally, the last places spotted using the finger bowl included Ireland, England, and the American South, three places renowned for respecting table manners. Zoe Gowen, Southern Living, 5 Dec. 2023 Dear Miss Manners: My two grandchildren, ages 7 and 9, are very sweet but have terrible table manners. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 Dear Carolyn: My 14-year-old suddenly — as of a few months ago — has terrible table manners. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 But Italians, resistant to culinary novelty and mindful of table manners, are trying to incorporate them into the usual frying pan. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2023 Consider table manners an extension of the parental lessons that went before. Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin, oregonlive, 21 June 2023 Etiquette requires us to make our guests comfortable - an underlying rule which supersedes normal table manners when someone has a disability which makes normal table manners difficult or impossible. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 27 July 2023

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“Table manners.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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