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Definition of silverware noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    silverware

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsɪlvərˌwɛr//
     
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  1. 1objects that are made of or covered with silver, especially knives, forks, dishes, etc. that are used for eating and serving food a piece of silverware
  2. 2knives, forks, and spoons, made of metal but not necessarily silver, used for eating and serving food synonym cutlery, flatware
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