tea set

noun

: 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 Porcelain objects, including an 18th century tea set, were found in one of the dumps at the site, according to Blanchard. Moira Ritter, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 LeapFrog Sweet Treats Musical Deluxe Tea Set Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart This adorable tea set encourages pretend play and helps kids ages 12 months and up learn colors, counting, matching, and cooperative play. Christine Luff, Parents, 27 Feb. 2024 The place has barely changed since the 1950s, with its floral wallpaper, chandeliers and traditional tea sets. Charlotte Davey, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Jan. 2024 There were valuable items scattered across the dining room floor, including Cathy's purse and a tea set. Michael Loftus, CBS News, 24 Feb. 2023 The Letter, features 119 designer products including a $12,500 crystal butterfly house, a $5,600 vintage vase, and a $2,950 antique silver tea set. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 4 Dec. 2023 The plush beds are decked out with vegan leather headboards and eucalyptus Tencel bedding—the hotel’s green bona fides in action—while Jasper Conran Wedgewood tea sets serve as both lovely decor and functional pieces for your afternoon cuppa. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2023 The result is a tea set that is supremely sleek and elegant, fitting for a modern home that is not shy of referencing the past. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 14 Aug. 2023 There were valuable items scattered across the dining room floor, including Cathy's purse and a silver tea set. Josh Yager, CBS News, 24 Feb. 2023

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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 22 Apr. 2024.

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