tea service

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  1. a set of chinaware for preparing and drinking hot beverages, especially tea.

  2. a set of silver or other metalware for preparing and serving hot beverages, especially tea.

Origin of tea service

First recorded in 1855–60
  • Also called tea set .

Words Nearby tea service

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How to use tea service in a sentence

  • An old Sèvres tea-service rested on a Georgian silver tray, which gleamed in the firelight.

    The Mountebank | William J. Locke
  • Four large dolls sat solemnly round a dolls' tea-table, and a dolls' tea service was arranged in front of them.

    The Golden Scarecrow | Hugh Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for tea service

tea service

  1. the china or pottery articles used in serving tea, including a teapot, cups, saucers, etc

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