ta·​ver·​na | \ tä-ˈver-nə How to pronounce taverna (audio) \

Definition of taverna

: a café in Greece

Examples of taverna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not wanting to be pinned down, Richter didn’t get into specifics, saying Ladino would be a mix between a Turkish kebab house and a Greek taverna. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2021 Papageorgiou, 51, who runs a Greek taverna on the other side of the Ahr with his brother and sister-in-law, didn’t live on the street. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 For dinner, head to To Barko tis Maritsas taverna, a converted coffeehouse decorated with nautical flair. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 9 July 2019 Pig meat was served hot in tavernas and homes, but also cold, and the Romans also ate a lot of sausage, Dr. Roberts explained. Farah Nayeri, New York Times, 7 Aug. 2019 The streets were dotted with vendors selling falafal and German-style sausages, Italian cafés and Greek tavernas. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 These should be sampled with a strong Greek coffee at one of the tavernas in the central square. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 9 July 2019 Savor the flavors Eating vegan in Greek tavernas can be easy. Danai Papageorgiou, National Geographic, 8 Apr. 2019 The stage musical resourcefully wraps a catalog of peppy, 1970s-era earworms around the upcoming wedding of optimistic, 20-year-old Sophie (Grace Yoo), whose hard-working single mom, Donna (Joan Almedilla), runs a taverna on a Greek island. Gary Goldstein, latimes.com, 12 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of taverna

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taverna

Modern Greek taberna, probably from Late Greek, drinking establishment, from Latin, hut, shop

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“Taverna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taverna. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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