ta·ble·ware | \ˈtā-bəl-ˌwer \

Definition of tableware 

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

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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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Opt for the airy feel of stacking tableware, ceramic coffee mugs, tea pots, and more on exposed, floating shelves rather than in heavy above-counter cabinets. Amanda Smith, ELLE Decor, "16 Accents and Finishes for a Timeless Kitchen," 17 Apr. 2018 Today, the site sashays into the world of interior decor, with whimsical tablewares by Gucci, La Double J, and more. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, " Launches Homeware—Because Gucci Shouldn’t Be Limited to Your Closet," 2 July 2018 Colorful tableware by Chabi Chic Morocco and a striped runner and napkins by Heather Taylor Home lend a worldly feel. Sarah Storms, ELLE Decor, "How To Host a Modern Moroccan-Themed Party," 22 May 2018 The food—salad garnished with buttermilk dressing; bacon and potato; catfish sausage with fermented lemon—practically gleamed on the tableware, and tasted both Southern and progressive. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 Value for your special kosher tableware would be $600 and up. Brenda Yenke,, "Sharing the rites of our heritage: Yenke Peddler antiques," 29 Jan. 2018 Stock up on party supplies For everything from patriotic tableware to flags and bunting, look no further than Party City. Penelope Walker, USA TODAY, "Text-based invitations deliver a whole new way to plan a party," 2 July 2018 With a leopard print carpet, African sunset decor and colors and custom designed tableware featuring leopards, this fine dining experience will brighten a midwinter day and stand out from all of those blended chain restaurants. Joan Rusek,, "Chagrin Valley serves up a tasty Restaurant Week Feb. 1-13," 22 Jan. 2018 Tetrev hopes to see people phase out tableware from big-box stores in favor of his handmade pieces. Caitlin Mullen,, "'It's art that's to be used': Oak Park pottery shop owner says his creations are not meant to be locked away," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of tableware

1766, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tableware was in 1766

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English Language Learners Definition of tableware

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


ta·ble·ware | \ˈtā-bəl-ˌwer \

Kids Definition of tableware

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

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