Definition of etagere in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌātäˈZHer/
(also étagère)

noun (plural etageres /ˌātäˈZHer(z)/)

A piece of furniture with a number of open shelves for displaying ornaments.
Example sentences
  • The etagere was the focal point of the parlor and often displayed precious glass, marble, porcelain, and curiosities on its cascading shelves.
  • Will you please inform Meeks that I have sent back the etagere as it is too small.
  • Where do you go when you want to nab that perfect etagere or TV tray?


French étagère, from étage 'shelf'.

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Syllabification: e·ta·gere

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