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 delicate tea set, the corn husk dolls, the tchotchkes from the Old Country. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2021 The most juvenile elements—a modern tea set, cutesy animals and puffy corduroy stars pinned to the wall—can easily be swapped out as Maddie ages. Alison Van Houten, WSJ, 21 July 2021 Also in the living room is a Murano glass tea set from Piaggi. New York Times, 20 July 2021 Please give me your opinion of this child’s tea set. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 15 July 2021 Just consider, for example, the story of Wedgwood's Queensware: In 1765, the fine-china company created a tea set for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Anita Lee, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Their newlywed home now includes some great finds from the souk in Marrakesh, like a vintage rug, traditional tea set, and a set of glassware. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 June 2021 In December 2020, a murder suspect stole three pieces of a silver tea set through the window of Fancelli’s modest house. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, 9 May 2021 The actress' actual bookshelf has been in the family for years, and Condor keeps her mom's childhood tea set on top of it. Marie Claire, 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tea set

1763, in the meaning defined above

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5 Sep 2021

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“Tea set.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20set. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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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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