tea·​time ˈtē-ˌtīm How to pronounce teatime (audio)
: the customary time for tea : late afternoon or early evening

Examples of teatime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This particular version comes from Augusta, Georgia, as a favorite at teatime that follows tee time. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2023 Initially considered cheap street food, the sausage roll has become a quintessential British snack or teatime favorite. Laura Kanya, Southern Living, 3 Oct. 2023 This set of four is inspired by teatime florals and hand embroidered in a pretty range of blue hues. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 Taylor Swift’s song ‘Anti-Hero’ talks about teatime. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2023 From enjoying teatime in London to taking in the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, the duo have shared their love story on social media. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 8 May 2023 In December, the Rainbow House planned to host a teatime event for families, with drag queens reading storybooks to children. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2023 The aim is to build on other treats with historic ties to the British monarchy, including the Victoria sponge cake, a teatime favorite named after Queen Victoria, and Coronation Chicken, a dish devised in 1953 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Max Colchester, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2022 This is a great bread for breakfast or teatime. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teatime was in 1727

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“Teatime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teatime. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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