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 30-piece collection includes bedding, throw pillows, tableware, linens, barware, rugs, storage, and pet accessories––all inspired by the spirit of adventure. Sunset Magazine, "Airstream x Pottery Barn Are Inspiring Our Summer Road Trips," 20 May 2020 And now, thanks to Moore, their upbringing is remembered in the tableware. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Restaurant Follows a Whole-Animal Philosophy...Meaning Even the Tableware Is Made From the Animals on Its Menu," 4 Feb. 2020 Home Depot has 40 percent off select appliances, bath items and tableware, and up to 30 percent off select furniture, linens and decor. NBC News, "The best Presidents Day sales of 2020: TVs, mattress and home goods," 17 Feb. 2020 Dresser’s highly inventive tableware, carpets, wallpaper and cast-iron furniture often broke the design rules of his time and seem to anticipate 20th-century trends. Peter Saenger, WSJ, "A New Look at Britain’s Old Treasures," 23 Jan. 2020 For instance, the plastic, non-degradable tableware that will be banned in many restaurants this year will only be partially phased out in takeaway containers by 2025. Ben Westcott, CNN, "China has announced a new plan to crack down on most single-use plastics by 2025," 20 Jan. 2020 Outside the bazaar’s limited hours, shoppers can find high-end boutiques and dollar stores hawking art, tableware, clothing, and cosmetics at malls like Aberdeen Centre and Yaohan Centre. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "One of the best places to celebrate Lunar New Year is just outside Vancouver," 18 Jan. 2020 Past the mustard velvet curtains of this fantastical lair, there is a wide range of curious gifts, including tableware by Astier de Villatte, French candles, paperbacks, and limited-edition drawings. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Vintage Shops, Markets, and Home Goods Stores to Visit in Rome Right Now," 17 Dec. 2019 Shoppers can save up to 40 percent off in a variety of categories including living room goods and office furniture, while items in the storage, decor and tableware departments are marked down by between 30 and 35 percent. Nicole Spector, NBC News, "Are Columbus Day sales worth it? Yes and no. Here's what to consider and what to skip," 11 Oct. 2019

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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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4 Jun 2020

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“Tableware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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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