tea tray


Definition of tea tray

: a tray that accommodates a tea set

Examples of tea tray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Tea-drinking accessories for a more perfect cup," 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, "This Seaside Town in England Is a Food Traveler's Dream," 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 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tea tray

: a tray for holding a tea set

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