tea set


Definition of 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

Examples of tea set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kids make cupcakes or other baked treats, and tea is served from a traditional English tea set Seabright inherited from her grandmother. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Why drinking tea might just help in a crisis," 21 May 2020 Afternoon tea sets with mini pastries and sandwiches are also available, starting at $40. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Maison Danel channels Parisian tea salons in San Francisco," 17 Feb. 2020 Bilson put together a list of some of her favorite gift-appropriate items from the store (which can be found on the Marshalls website) that includes everything from fuzzy moccasins, to a tea set, to, of course, lots and lots of toys. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Rachel Bilson Go-To Christmas Shopping Tips That Anyone Can Follow," 10 Dec. 2019 Two tea sets were reported taken between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 from a home on the 100 block of East Columbia Avenue. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Elmhurst police blotter: Man charged after for violating concealed carry law at Elmhurst College," 2 Nov. 2019 Krueger said the store will also have interactive spaces like a play table with wind-up toys, a unicorn tea set and a photo space to take a family snap with a unicorn. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Pop-up shop brings all things unicorn to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis," 15 Nov. 2019 Cabana x Carolina Herrera features glassware, plateware, table linens, and a tea set. Vogue, "The Carolina Herrera x Cabana Home Line Is Made for All Occasions, Both Eclectic and Elegant," 16 Sep. 2019 In addition to creating such items as silver tea sets, butter boats and spoons, Revere demonstrated his entrepreneurial bent by branching out into copperplate engraving and even dentistry. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Exploring Paul Revere’s Legacy Beyond His Famed Midnight Ride," 12 Sep. 2019 Want to use the tea set for a lazy Sunday morning in bed? Vogue, "The Carolina Herrera x Cabana Home Line Is Made for All Occasions, Both Eclectic and Elegant," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tea set

1763, in the meaning defined above

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“Tea set.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20set. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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tea set


English Language Learners Definition of tea set

: a matching set of cups and dishes that are used for serving tea

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