tea tray

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  1. a tray for carrying or holding articles used in serving tea.

Origin of tea tray

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby tea tray

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How to use tea tray in a sentence

  • At her heels followed Vassilissa with a tea-tray full of sweets, preserves, cakes, etc.

    The Precipice | Ivan Goncharov
  • It was his typewriter, Miss Lindop, a young girl of some thirty-five years, holding a tea-tray.

    The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
  • The trim maid brought in the tea-tray and proceeded to set it out on the little table in front of her mistress.

    Flaming June | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • On the carpet was a polished brass tea-tray, with an English service of green and gold, and some plates of preserves.

    The Arab's Pledge | Edward L. Mitford
  • Everything was ready in the gray parlor—the tea-tray on the table, the small urn hissing away, the tea-caddy in proximity to it.

    East Lynne | Mrs. Henry Wood