tablecloth

noun

ta·​ble·​cloth ˈtā-bəl-ˌklȯth How to pronounce tablecloth (audio)
: a covering spread over a dining table before the tableware is set

Examples of tablecloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beneath the tablecloth, a faint silhouette of a horse’s legs, mid-stride. Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 1 July 2024 While some tablecloths are only suitable for indoor use, this tablecloth can be used both inside and outside due to its durable and wrinkle-proof cotton-blend fabric. Alicia Geigel, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 June 2024 Two additional bedrooms with en suites, a cedar closet and a one-of-a-kind English linen press for ironing fabrics and tablecloths complete the upper level. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 23 June 2024 The bulk of the hotel’s linens (sheets, tablecloths, towels) are washed off-site by another company, but guests’ clothes go directly to the laundry department, and then emerge later in elegant boxes emblazoned with the classic Mandarin Oriental fan. Clara Laguna, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for tablecloth 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Tablecloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablecloth. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tablecloth

noun
ta·​ble·​cloth ˈtā-bəl-ˌklȯth How to pronounce tablecloth (audio)
: a covering spread over a dining table before the places are set

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