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

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The tea set had represented a step up, a significant expenditure for this man and his wife. Bob Greene, WSJ, "When Retailing Was Very Personal," 17 Dec. 2018 Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry's royal wedding has come and gone, but don't put away your porcelain tea sets just yet. Madison Medeiros, refinery29.com, "Camilla Is Spilling Royal Family Tea About Meghan Markle," 23 May 2018 Your to-do list for the month of May should include three things: Shine the tea set, chill the champers, and make sure your fascinator is still is good condition from 2011. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "How To Stream The Royal Wedding In All Its Glory," 3 May 2018 Many of them open as storefronts selling antique tea sets and pottery when the outdoor market is open, which is only on weekends. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Puebla and Guadalajara Should Be Your Next Mexico Trip," 3 May 2018 The driver gets a pair of 12.3-inch screens, and the fancier folk riding in back get a tea set. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Mercedes' Electric Maybach SUV Comes With a Built-In Tea Kettle," 24 Apr. 2018 Everything was amazing, down to the tea set and food! Amanda Hearst, Marie Claire, "Marie Claire," 13 Apr. 2011 Set on the north patio of Winter Garden’s Plant St. Market, the tea set for 10-plus friends had linens — and china. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Tea time is a grown-up affair at these Central Florida eateries," 12 Apr. 2018 One such idea is an annual limited-edition sterling tea set. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "The Secret Inside Tiffany’s Blue Box: Reed Krakoff," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tea set

1763, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tea set

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

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