tea tray

noun

Definition of tea tray

: a tray that accommodates a tea set

Examples of tea tray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet over the years, several high-profile names have aligned themselves with the rather niche world of short track speed skating, curling and that death-defying event which involves throwing yourself down a high-speed ice course on a tea tray. Jon O'brien, Billboard, 1 Feb. 2022 Yes, there’s a lot of time spent just watching the band figure out songs, but look at everything else going on: the fabulous outfits, the toast and tea tray, the music equipment. Nina Garin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2021 Tea pets are simply clay animals kept on the tea tray, a tradition that dates back to the Yuan dynasty in the 13th and 14th centuries. Popular Science, 11 Oct. 2019 The deliciousness of this Cornish ingredient and the loveliness of the only-in-Cornwall experience had me borderline weepy over my tea tray. Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit, 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of tea tray

1761, in the meaning defined above

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“Tea tray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20tray. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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