The plates, serving bowls, platters, and other tableware used in serving a meal.(noun)
A set of dishes.(noun)
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Use "dinnerware" in a sentence
"Don't forget your monocle and porcelain dinnerware!"
"The Libbey dinnerware is not offered in sets of 12 from Bealls Florida, it is sold individually as open stock items."
"The Cascada 49-Piece Dinnerware Set is an elegant 49-piece porcelain dinnerware set complete with everything you can possibly need on your gorgeous table."