tea set


: a matching set of metalware or china (such as a teapot, sugar bowl, creamer, and often plates, cups, and saucers) for serving tea and sometimes coffee at table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Polspotten’s porcelain tea set to an accent chair from House of Hackney. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2022 That tea set was later given back to the college and became part of a senior tradition, with all seniors being served tea from the set. al, 19 Aug. 2022 Art Blakey, Tony Williams, D.J. Fontana and others — is stored, along with his own traveling tea set. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2022 If the sweetest part of the day with your spouse is tea in the morning, this porcelain tea set is sure to melt hearts. Terri Huggins Hart, Woman's Day, 1 Aug. 2022 Alma and Del, who are best friends and cousins, find an old, perhaps magical, tea set in their abuela’s secondhand store. Mary Quattlebaum, Washington Post, 13 July 2022 Passed down from Bozeman’s great-grandmother Madea and now under the care of his aunt Deborah, a white china tea set affirms the family’s ascension through American social classes. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's silver tea set is going to a family with a 5-year-old daughter who once dressed as Ginsburg for Halloween. CBS News, 9 May 2022 Krishan Paramesvaran was the winning bidder on two items: a wood sculpture for $3,500 and a silver tea set for $5,000. CBS News, 9 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea set was in 1763

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“Tea set.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20set. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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