tableware

noun ta·ble·ware \ -ˌwer \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of tableware

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

Examples of tableware in a Sentence

  1. during the party we ran short of tableware, so I went next door and borrowed some forks and knives

  2. the couple would take out their good tableware only on special occasions

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First Known Use of tableware

1766


TABLEWARE Defined for English Language Learners

tableware

noun

Definition of tableware for English Language Learners

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


TABLEWARE Defined for Kids

tableware

noun ta·ble·ware \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌwer \

Definition of tableware for Students

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


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