Definition of cutlery in English:


Line breaks: cut|lery
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌtləri


[mass noun]
1Knives, forks, and spoons used for eating or serving food.
More 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.
1.1North American Cutting utensils, especially knives.
More 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.


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

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