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1. A nook or alcove located in or near a kitchen and used for informal meals.
2. The table and chairs used to furnish such an area.

[dine + -ette.]


an alcove or small area for use as a dining room



1. a small space or alcove, often in or near the kitchen, serving as an informal dining area.
2. Also called dinette′ set`. a table and set of chairs for such a space.
[1925–30; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"


A. Npequeño comedorcito m
kitchen-dinettecocina-comedor f
B. CPD dinette set N (US) → vajilla f de diario


nEssecke f
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