tea towel


Definition of tea towel

: a cloth for drying dishes

Examples of tea towel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other items in the collection include a corgi ornament inspired by the Queen's longtime favorite pet, a tea caddy, a tea towel set, and a tea caddy, among other things. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Queen's 95th Birthday Collection Has Been Revealed and It Includes a Corgi Ornament," 27 Mar. 2021 Cut into even-width slices and set on a clean, lint-free tea towel ($16, Amazon). Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Press Tofu to Get the Ultimate Crispy Exterior," 23 Mar. 2021 Place a clean tea towel or 4 paper towels on top of the pan and fit the lid on tightly. Megan Marples, CNN, "Celebrate Persian New Year with green recipes and spring cleaning," 19 Mar. 2021 Keep cooked lefse under the tea towel to keep warm. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Gather your household for an age-old Norwegian tradition this holiday season: Making lefse," 22 Dec. 2020 Unlike their close cousin the tea towel, which doesn’t excel at drying, flour sack dishcloths are highly absorbent and dry water off of dishes and glassware quickly and easily. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "18 top-rated dishcloths for easy, eco-friendly cleaning," 6 Nov. 2020 The gift set includes two jars of golden honey from a farm in Puglia, a bee tea towel and a certificate of adoption showing support of family farms. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "18 of the sweetest treats to send your loved ones for the holidays," 16 Nov. 2020 According to one 2008 study, N95 masks reduce exposure to respiratory viruses by 99%; surgical masks by 74%; and homemade tea towel masks by 58%. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "Cloth face masks will soon have certification labels," 28 Oct. 2020 Leftover sharlotka may be stored, loosely covered with a tea towel, for up to 2 days. Washington Post, "This one-bowl Russian apple cake reminds us of hospitality in difficult times," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tea towel

1863, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2021

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“Tea towel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20towel. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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