The dishes, glassware, and silverware used in setting a table for a meal.(noun)
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Use "tableware" in a sentence
"Customers can choose fragile tableware from the Smash Shack Menu — for example a set of three glass flowers for USD 10, or the House Special, which consists of 15 plates at a cost of USD 45."
"Massachusetts-based Recycline makers of the popular Preserve line of recycled toothbrushes, razors and tableware is one of twenty small businesses left in the Forbes. com "Boost Your Business" contest."
"(Psst: The company often produces private-label tableware for these stores)."