Definition of utensil in English:

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Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈtensəl/


An implement, container, or other article, especially for household use.
Example sentences
  • However, a museum contains examples of the traditional tools and utensils used on the island.
  • It also sells a wide range of household utensils as well as a selection of unusual jewellery.
  • Take the time to put your tools and gardening utensils away for their long winter's nap too.


Late Middle English (denoting domestic implements or vessels collectively): from Old French utensile, from medieval Latin, neuter of Latin utensilis 'usable', from uti 'to use' (see use).

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Syllabification: u·ten·sil

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