Definition of cutlery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkətlərē/


1North American Cutting utensils, especially knives for cutting food.
Example sentences
  • She had already been into town that day to buy new cutlery and kitchen utensils.
  • I arrange some serviettes on the table, along with some cutlery and utensils.
  • Not for nothing is David Mellor one of the leading designers in this country who has consistently turned out beautiful cutlery and utensils.
2Knives, forks, and spoons used for eating or serving food.
Example sentences
  • The customers will be served Indian and Mughlai food in silver cutlery, which no other restaurant can boast of.
  • Grandma brought a toaster, some plates, mugs, cutlery and food yesterday.
  • They were at the same table, with the same food and cutlery.


Middle English: from Old French coutellerie, from coutelier (see cutler).

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Syllabification: cut·ler·y

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