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TV dinner Syllabification: TV din·ner
Pronunciation: /ˌtē ˌvē ˈdinər/

Definition of TV dinner in English:


A prepared prepackaged meal that only requires heating before it is ready to eat.
Example sentences
  • A burger probably makes the ultimate TV dinner: there's no etiquette involved, no need for cutlery, and if you need a pudding afterwards, you haven't made it big enough.
  • Thompson's curriculum includes a segment on American popular cuisine, and Gerry Thomas, who invented the TV dinner in 1954, is a regular guest speaker in Thompson's classroom.
  • On a rare night at home she says she's never knowingly eaten a TV dinner: she'd rather eat a boiled egg.
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