serviette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n serviette a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Serviette A table napkin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n serviette A napkin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Serviette ser-vi-et′ a table-napkin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

I spread a fresh serviette for him, and asked him if he cared to see the paper.
"The Observations of Henry" by Jerome K. Jerome
Farrell called them 'serviettes.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The doctor, serviette in hand, glanced up with an inquiry in his grey eyes.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
He had his serviette spread open, of course, but still it was bad enough.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The old man rose to his feet, flinging his serviette aside.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
The outraged Mr. Crotin was rolling his serviette.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
The use of serviettes had been long abolished from The Dales.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Five courses and serviettes.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
A creature who can't even stand people who say "serviette" instead of "table-napkin"!
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
She had become paler and was fidgeting with her serviette.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Phone for the fish knives, Norman
As cook is a little unnerved;
You kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
And I must have things daintily served.
"How To Get On In Society" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

From Kurt Cobain to Tyler, the Creator, no one interviews artists as colorfully as Vancouver's Nardwuar the Human Serviette.
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