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high tea

Syllabification: high tea

Definition of high tea in English:

noun

British
A meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening, typically consisting of a cooked dish, bread and butter, and tea.
Example sentences
  • You can imagine the stripy bathing suit, and the lacework surf as it ebbs about her feet, and in the evening high tea and hushed gossip.
  • We also had scones, crumpets, sandwiches, and tea for our afternoon and high teas, which were currently in vogue with Caurian ladies.
  • Substantial midday dinners and high teas were handed through the serving hatch by Jenny, my mother's live-in cook and general maid.

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