tea table


: a table used or spread for tea
specifically : a small table for serving afternoon tea

Examples of tea table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, Xi and Kissinger were seated on the same level across a small tea table in a much more cordial setting. Nectar Gan, CNN, 20 July 2023 For me, cane furniture conjures up visions of elegant terraces with tea tables and 1920s reclining sun loungers. Jermaine Gallacher, Vogue, 21 June 2023 According to a history of these tables published in Traditional Home magazine in March 2008, that decorative flourish started in the early 1700s in England as the edging on a silver salver — a tray on which tea could be brought out and set down on a tea table. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2021 Few outings feel more decadent than an afternoon around a tea table. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 11 Jan. 2023 In the Matisse to the left, two women enjoy the leafy garden in the dappled light of a sunny day, seated at a tea table set up beneath the trees. Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Carlo Bugatti inlaid mahogany tea table and its companion tea and coffee service, made of gilt silver festooned with ivory tusks. Steven Litt, cleveland, 25 Dec. 2020 Parlor: Settee, two formal side chairs, tea table, tea serving set, wall art, formal fireplace tools, wine glasses and candleholder. cleveland, 29 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea table was in 1688

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“Tea table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20table. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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