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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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
Recent Examples on the Web The merchandise celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community also is broader than in years past, including new home items such as colorful tableware and pillows. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 The brand’s first homeware line, focused on tableware and daily rituals. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 29 May 2021 Stacks of ceramics on three rows of shelves behind him emphasized the impression; Onodera has been making his own earthy, elegant tableware for much of his career. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2021 With an office in Hingham, the company also makes other tableware — coasters and placemats — and even tables, all with their striking designs., 22 June 2021 Beautiful tableware, gold fixtures and other design elements serve to elevate the experience, as well. Amy Drew Thompson,, 10 June 2021 Flanking the door with storage keeps seasonal essentials such as gardening supplies, yard games, and outdoor tableware organized and within easy reach. Katie Leporte, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 May 2021 In their search, Estornell and her team gravitated toward women-empowering businesses—like Arta Cerámica, which created the tableware for Equis. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Our Place’s tableware is usually overshadowed by the popularity of the brand’s famous Always Pan. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 21 June 2021

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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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13 Sep 2021

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“Tableware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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 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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