Meaning of “cutlery” in the English Dictionary


"cutlery" in English

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cutlerynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkʌt.lər.i/ us /ˈkʌt.lɚ.i/ UK US usually silverware

Examples from literature

  • Martha rearranged the vessels and cutlery upon the tray, with quick, expert movements of the wrists. 
  • The cutlery is described here as of German make. 
  • The cutlery reposed in a green-lined basket. 
  • The greatest consumption of ivory is undoubtedly in connection with the cutlery trade. 
  • Then carrying away the empty dishes, plates, glasses and cutlery they retired out of sight. 

(Definition of “cutlery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cutlery" in American English

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cutlerynoun [ U ]

us /ˈkʌt·lə·ri/

knives, forks, and spoons used for eating food; silverware

(Definition of “cutlery” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)