tea·​house ˈtē-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce teahouse (audio)
: a public house or restaurant where tea and light refreshments are sold

Examples of teahouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chaya or 'teahouses' were traditionally places customers would visit for performances by geisha (or geigi as they are called in Kanazawa). Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Situated in a stand-alone house just off Monroe’s downtown, the venue offers a traditional teahouse experience and much more. Kristen Kornbluth, Charlotte Observer, 22 Mar. 2024 The district of winding alleyways is known for picturesque teahouses, where geisha and their maiko apprentices, wearing fancy kimono and hair ornaments, perform in dance and music. Yuri Kageyama, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2024 This serene oasis, conceived through a collaboration between the Nunnery and the Hong Kong government, beckons with its ancient rock formations at The Rockery, captivating bonsai exhibitions, and the inviting ambiance of the Song Chai Xie teahouse. Kissa Castañeda, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Introduced more than a century ago by South Carolina native Marie Willoughby Rogers, the Tabard Inn was inspired by British country manors and advertised as a teahouse in its early years, says David Roubie, president of the Tabard Corporation. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 There’s also a teahouse, with deliciously layered yuzu green tea and green tea ice cream that initiate light projections when placed on the table. David McElhinney, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 If tea is more your speed, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is a decorative teahouse located along the banks of Boulder Creek that was a gift to Boulder from the mayor of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, one of Boulder’s international sister cities. Sarah Kuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Jan. 2022 The rocky terrain brings hikers to the remains of a teahouse dating back to 1915. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teahouse was in 1689

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“Teahouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teahouse. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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