tea·​time | \ ˈtē-ˌtīm How to pronounce teatime (audio) \

Definition of teatime

: the customary time for tea : late afternoon or early evening

Examples of teatime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tiffany's twin daughters' princess teatime on RHOD, hands down. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "The Week in 'Wives: RHOA in New Orleans, RHOD in the news, and RHONJ in flux," 3 Apr. 2021 While ceremony and protocol infuse tea practices worldwide, the manner of teatime is personal. Richard Morgan, Star Tribune, "Tea is hot stuff. Here's how to start your own tea ritual," 9 Mar. 2021 Perhaps, like Oprah Winfrey, your teatime is a morning chai. Richard Morgan, Star Tribune, "Tea is hot stuff. Here's how to start your own tea ritual," 9 Mar. 2021 Everything about the royals needs to appear friendly and respectful, with fairy tales about teatime and, to keep things spicy, the occasional classic catfight. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Harry and Meghan going off-script sets the story line for royal dramas to come," 8 Mar. 2021 The pear tart and vanilla grass cream puffs are reminiscent of teatime at D’Une Île, while a tarte aux fleurs, popular at Septime, will roll out in the spring. New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 25 Feb. 2021 Moreover, her novels revolve around the sort of upper-class figures who fret that the dying tradition of afternoon teatime portends the doom of civilization. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, "100 years on, it’s no mystery why Agatha Christie’s stories endure," 2 Oct. 2020 The Tokyo box comes filled with stuff to create the perfect teatime ceremony including a teapot, mugs, serving trays, and even a few artificial cherry blossoms. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Ikea’s ‘Vacation in a Box’ Will Transport You to Tokyo, Paris, and Beyond," 13 Aug. 2020 In West Sumatra, bika is a popular teatime snack made with coconut that’s cooked in clay pots over cinnamon wood. National Geographic, "Gordon Ramsay Explores Rugged West Sumatra," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of teatime

1727, in the meaning defined above

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9 Apr 2021

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“Teatime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teatime. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teatime

British : the usual time for the afternoon meal known as tea : late afternoon or early evening

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