Definition of etagere in English:

etagere

Line breaks: eta|gere
Pronunciation: /ˌɛtəˈʒɛː
 
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(also étagère /ɛtəˈʒɛː/)

noun (plural same or etageres)

  • A piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying ornaments.
    More 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?

Origin

French étagère, from étage 'shelf'.

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