ta·​ble·​ware ˈtā-bəl-ˌwer How to pronounce tableware (audio)
: utensils (as of china, glass, or silver) for table use

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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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tableware was in 1766

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“Tableware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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ta·​ble·​ware ˈtā-bəl-ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce tableware (audio)
: utensils (as of china, glass, or silver) for table use

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