tu·​reen tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce tureen (audio)
: a deep and usually covered bowl from which foods (such as soup) are served

Examples of tureen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a dining room wall, dell’Uva designed a small iron shelf to hold an antique soup tureen from Capodimonte, the historic Naples factory renowned for its 18th-century porcelain. Jackie Cooperman, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2023 With Farshid laid up in hospital, Omid takes over his route, dodging flying shrapnel on his motorbike to distribute tureens of biryani cooked by a jolly local chef to the increasingly ragtag remaining residents of Abadan. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 16 Feb. 2023 Half of a massive fruit — also known as ash gourd and grown for the restaurant by a family member of one of the owners — arrives with pageantry in a silver tureen. Bill Addisonrestaurant Critic, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2022 The seafood tower comes shortly thereafter, an arrangement of crab claws and oysters on a mountain of crushed ice, topped by a basin of dry ice, which drifts out from below a tureen of Dungeness crabmeat. Lauren Larson, Men's Health, 7 Sep. 2022 Did my girl just pour a tureen of something red and splotchy on her head? Emma Specter, Vogue, 15 July 2022 Servers wheeled in a large silver tureen filled with steaming-hot broth. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 Search your cookware for a wine chiller or soup tureen. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 17 Sep. 2021 And it was tied to a spell that Agatha had taught her early in the series, where a gravy tureen had shattered, and Agatha taught her this very basic binding spell. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2021 See More

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Word History


French terrine, from Middle French, from feminine of terrin of earth, from Vulgar Latin *terrinus, from Latin terra earth — more at terrace entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tureen was circa 1706

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“Tureen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tureen. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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tu·​reen tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce tureen (audio)
: a deep bowl from which food (as soup) is served

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