table linen

ta·ble lin·en
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tey-buh l lin-uh n]
    • /ˈteɪ bəl ˈlɪn ən/
    • /ˈteɪbl ˈlɪn.ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tey-buh l lin-uh n]
    • /ˈteɪ bəl ˈlɪn ən/

Definitions of table linen words

  • noun table linen tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table. 1
  • noun table linen cloth and napkins for a dining table 1
  • noun table linen the tablecloth and napkins that you put on the table when you serve a meal 0
  • noun table linen tablecloths, napkins, etc. 0

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Origin of table linen

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1670-80

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Parts of speech for Table linen


table linen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

table linen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for table linen

noun table linen

  • felt — simple past tense and past participle of feel.
  • napkin — a small piece of cloth or paper, usually square, for use in wiping the lips and fingers and to protect the clothes while eating.
  • napkins — Plural form of napkin.

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