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ser·vi·ette

 (sûr′vē-ĕt′)
n. Chiefly British
A table napkin.

[French, from Old French serviete, perhaps from servir, to serve; see serve.]

serviette

(ˌsɜːvɪˈɛt)
n
chiefly Brit a small square of cloth or paper used while eating to protect the clothes, wipe the mouth and hands, etc
[C15: from Old French, from servir to serve; formed on the model of oubliette]

ser•vi•ette

(ˌsɜr viˈɛt)

n. Chiefly Brit.
a table napkin.
[1480–90; < Middle French, =servi(r) to serve + -ette -ette]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serviette - a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothingserviette - a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
bib - a napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating
dinner napkin - a large napkin used when dinner is served
napery, table linen - linens for the dining table
tea napkin - a small napkin used when tea is served
Translations
فوطَة للمائِدَهمِنْدِيلُ الـمَائِدَة
ubrousek
serviet
lautasliina
ubrus
munnòurrka, servíetta
ナプキン
식탁용 냅킨
salvete
prtiček
servett
ผ้าเช็ดปากบนโต๊ะอาหาร
khăn ăn

serviette

[ˌsɜːvɪˈet]
A. Nservilleta f
B. CPD serviette ring Nservilletero m

serviette

[ˌsɜːrviˈɛt] n (British) (= cloth napkin) → serviette f (de table) (= paper napkin) → serviette f en papier

serviette

n (Brit) → Serviette f; serviette ringServiettenring m

serviette

[ˌsɜːvɪˈɛt] n (Brit) → tovagliolo, salvietta

serviette

(səːviˈet) noun
a table napkin. a paper serviette.

serviette

مِنْدِيلُ الـمَائِدَة ubrousek serviet Serviette πετσέτα φαγητού servilleta lautasliina serviette ubrus tovagliolo ナプキン 식탁용 냅킨 servet serviett serwetka guardanapo салфетка servett ผ้าเช็ดปากบนโต๊ะอาหาร kağıt peçete khăn ăn 餐巾纸
References in classic literature ?
Da Souza, who opened the door for them, returned to his seat, moodily flicking the crumbs from his trousers with his serviette.
He sat down and tucked his serviette into his waistcoat, raised his glass, and suddenly set it down again.
After work hours he used sometimes to come over from his hut for a talk about his children and his pigeons; at work, when he had to crawl in the mud under the bottom of the steamboat, he would tie up that beard of his in a kind of white serviette he brought for the purpose.
A group of youngsters were seen in front of the Whitefield restaurant porchway setting fire to serviettes.
Si le ministere du commerce a renforce son controle sanitaire des couches-culottes, il ne s'est toutefois pas exprime sur le controle des prix ou sur la contrebande dont patissent enormement les couches et d'autres produits hygieniques, comme les tampons et serviettes periodiques pour femmes.
He launched his business after travelling Europe and deciding there was no decent pizza around - importing an oven and selling slices wrapped in serviettes in London's Soho.
A knowledgeable foundation member said even at that price, the tablecloth with matching serviettes still came out reasonably priced.
Her articles made from serviettes were much admired, leaving everyone with some excellent new ideas for Christmas decorations and presents.
Un peu plus a l'est de Chenoua, plus exactement a Ain Tagourait, un groupe de jeunes de Douera ont etendu leurs serviettes non loin des vagues.