Definition of dinner service in English:

dinner service

(also dinner set)

noun

  • A set of matching dishes for serving a meal.

    • ‘The dinner service seems to be a victim of the demise of the dining room.’
    • ‘Teenager Alison finds a dusty dinner service in the loft of her Welsh holiday home.’
    • ‘After spending thousands on the moving process, the last thing people will want to do when moving to their new home is spend even more on replacing their valuables - whether it is their best dinner service, a DVD, jewellery or antiques.’
    • ‘Arranged all around it was a complete dinner set in Samian ware - four plates, four cups and four dishes, and a Samian serving dish.’
    • ‘In 1877 John Mackay had hired Tiffany & Co. of New York City to make a silver dinner service for his wife.’
    • ‘Old photographs are transferred in blue glaze to a dinner service which is now in use in her family.’
    • ‘His work for Meissen included the supervision of the decoration of the dinner service presented by Friedrich August of Saxony to the Duke of Wellington (c. 1820; London, Apsley House).’
    • ‘A huge dinner service, the wedding gift of Kaiser William II, the tsar's cousin, will also be on display.’
    • ‘Then mix equal parts from each tube and form into a knife shape, using a metal fork from your first-class dinner service (or a metal spoon you carry aboard) for the handle.’
    • ‘In January 1866 the retailer E. V. Haughwout hired Lycett to paint additional pieces of the Lincoln dinner service for President Andrew Johnson.’
    • ‘We can't wait to invite our friends around for dinner and test-run our new dinner service.’
    • ‘In an intriguing story of intertwining histories, 120 pieces from a magnificent dinner service ordered for George III have found their way to Britain.’
    • ‘After hearing a scratching noise in the attic, the fragile, recently bereaved Alison discovers a dinner service imprinted with flowered owls.’
    • ‘After we had cleared most of the dinner service, I noticed that my sink was draining slowly.’
    • ‘It was part of a depleted dinner service that I've had since university, and which has seen better days.’
    • ‘They seemed rather stiff, as if they had just received some bad news, and she didn't seem much happier when I gave her the note but she told me to bring the dinner set to her.’
    • ‘From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to affect everybody's lives.’
    • ‘Later dessert flatware, whether matching the dinner service or not, often had extra embellishment in the form of gilding and/or engraving.’
    • ‘Among the more unusual pieces were plates and other items from a dinner service decorated with a coronet and the letter ‘B’.’
    • ‘Items including paintings worth £5,000, a tailor's dummy; an antique dinner service and even a pet goat have been discovered by new home owners.’
    dishes, pots, crocks, plates, bowls, cups, saucers
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Pronunciation:

dinner service

/ˈdinər ˌsərvəs/