tea·​house | \ ˈtē-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce teahouse (audio) \

Definition of teahouse

: a public house or restaurant where tea and light refreshments are sold

Examples of teahouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eyes and ears are alert, not only in the city’s teahouses but also online. New York Times, "Clay Pots Everywhere Quenched Myanmar’s Thirst, Until They Vanished," 10 Oct. 2019 The 7 Leaves Café leased a 1,973-square-foot building for a teahouse with drive-thru at 8910 Westheimer in Piney Point Shopping Center. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Retail wrap: Merus Grill, 7 Leaves Café, Dog Haus Biergarten, Cheddar’s sign up for new spots," 8 Nov. 2019 Their current space previously was home to Madame ZuZu’s teahouse, owned by Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Ravinia Brewing’s bid for regular outdoor music in Highland Park stirs concerns with neighbors," 27 Sep. 2019 The restaurant, decorated in antiques and chinoiserie-print wallpaper, has the dainty allure of a teahouse, only with cocktails and big-flavor small plates in place of light refreshments. Brett Anderson, New York Times, "10 Reasons Washington Is a Great Restaurant City," 29 Oct. 2019 With granddaughter Finnegan in tow, the Biden men sipped tea in a Confucian-style teahouse, leafed through books at local shops and treated themselves to mid-afternoon ice cream. Josh Lederman, NBC News, "Biden's trip to China with son Hunter in 2013 comes under new scrutiny," 2 Oct. 2019 Experience Japan’s timeless culture during a meditation class at a Zen temple, followed by a tea ceremony at a traditional teahouse, where patrons sit cross-legged on the floor. National Geographic, "Japan Middle School Expedition," 10 Sep. 2019 The dining room is spare and calming, like a Japanese teahouse reimagined for a coastal Norwegian town. Liza Weisstuch, BostonGlobe.com, "Tulsa is in the throes of a dining renaissance," 2 Sep. 2019 The cabbie informs you that your destination — a hotel, temple, museum, teahouse — is overbooked or closed and takes you to his friend’s lodging or attraction. Andrea Sachs, Twin Cities, "10 common travel scams — and how to avoid them," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of teahouse

1689, in the meaning defined above

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19 Dec 2019

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“Teahouse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teahouse. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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: a restaurant where tea and other refreshments are served

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