cutlery

noun

cut·​lery ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio)
1
: the business of a cutler
2
: edged or cutting tools
specifically : implements for cutting and eating food

Examples of cutlery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Image The French Olympic authorities banned throwaway cutlery and plates. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 29 May 2024 This makes basic tasks like using buttons, cutlery and simple tools more difficult. Scott MacFarlane, CBS News, 17 May 2024 The company also produces watches, clothing, travel gear and cutlery. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 8 May 2024 There’s nothing more frustrating than carrying an armful of food scraps, dirty napkins, and throwaway cutlery only to fumble while opening the garbage bin. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for cutlery 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutlery was in the 15th century

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“Cutlery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutlery. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

cutlery

noun
cut·​lery ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio)
1
: the business of a cutler
2
: cutting tools (as knives and scissors)
3
: utensils for cutting, serving, and eating food
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