ta·​ble·​ware | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌwer How to pronounce tableware (audio) \

Definition of tableware

: utensils (as of china, glass, or silver) for table use

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Synonyms for tableware


flatware, silver, silverware

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Examples of tableware in a Sentence

during the party we ran short of tableware, so I went next door and borrowed some forks and knives the couple would take out their good tableware only on special occasions

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Sijie, which has room for about 30 diners at a time, is a spice lover’s dream in a casual, homey setting, complete with old-school metal chairs, circular tables, and retro tableware. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong," 27 Feb. 2018 Champagne flutes and elegant tableware honors the occasion beautifully. Vogue, "Day 10: Entertain With Ease," 12 Nov. 2018 Coppola added her personal touches to the evening including Kindred Black floral tableware and Disco Cubes—custom handmade ice cubes—which added a dash of style to guests’ beverages. Cameron Bird, Vogue, "Gia Coppola and Ciao Lucia Host a Friendsgiving in Los Angeles," 21 Nov. 2018 The uniquely eclectic housewares and gift shop, Four Emotions, sells antler chandeliers, Alpine-themed tableware, and eccentric fine jewelry. Heidi Mitchell, Town & Country, "Skiing St. Moritz in Style," 1 Nov. 2018 Eventually, Malevich abandoned painting altogether, focusing on theoretical lectures and books, studying architecture and designing porcelain tableware. Alexandra Bregman, WSJ, "When Chagall and Malevich Battled in Russia," 9 Aug. 2018 In a range of Insta-friendly hues, Harriet Caslin alters porcelain into unique tableware designs and two-toned lighting, casting a beautiful glow on your next dinner party. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "Go Inside The London Design Festival, AKA Fashion Week For Decor Addicts," 2 Oct. 2018 Think: a simple white LED candelabra; a striking gold plant pot, tealight lantern, and three-tier serving stand; and all sorts of stylish tableware. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Ikea Debuts 2018 Winter Holiday Collection," 28 Sep. 2018 Ty Pennington, the host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, recently introduced a line of bedding, tableware, and bath accessories for Sears. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, "Ty It All Together," 5 July 2012

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First Known Use of tableware

1766, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tableware

formal : dishes, glasses, knives, forks, etc., that are used for serving and eating food at a table


ta·​ble·​ware | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌwer How to pronounce tableware (audio) \

Kids Definition of tableware

: utensils (as of china, glass, or silver) for use at the table

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