tea tray


: a tray that accommodates a tea set

Examples of tea tray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ladies of the house used them to line tea trays to absorb any spills and to insulate teapots for tea service (thus the name). Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 26 Feb. 2024 This natural wood tea tray can be positioned on your footstool with a few essential items – perhaps a few reading books or a vase. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 Find it on Amazon A Stunning Tea Tray for a Stylish Accessory This minimalistic tea tray will create a focal point in your living space without creating clutter. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 Renals sees businesses incorporating their own cultural traditions — for example, adding miniature empanadas to the tea tray alongside finger sandwiches. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2023 Annie Douma brings a tea tray to a table at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2023 Perry recently picked up a few accessories, including handmade Byzantine jewelry from an atelier in Istanbul and silver Moroccan tea trays like the ones seen here. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 20 June 2023 In a stately room of the Boston Public Library, with domed ceilings painted Wedgewood blue and arched windows overlooking the Italianate courtyard, my son and I eye each other gleefully through the triple tiers of a tea tray. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea tray was in 1761

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“Tea tray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20tray. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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