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From silver +‎ -ware.


  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪlvə(ɹ)ˌwɛə(ɹ)/
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silverware (countable and uncountable, plural silverwares)

  1. Anything made from silver.
  2. Anything with a silvery colour. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (US) Knives, forks and spoons.
    Synonyms: (UK, Australia, Canada) cutlery, (US) flatware
  4. (sports) Trophies, success in a competition.
    • February 2008, BBC Sport - Ramos takes centre stage
      How different it was at Wembley as Ramos confirmed his reputation as a relentless pursuer of silverware by giving Spurs their first trophy in nine years.
    • 2011 January 22, Ian Hughes, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Wigan”, in BBC[1]:
      The performance was a sign of real intent for Arsenal as they continue their pursuit for silverware on four fronts - and with Van Persie firing on all cylinders, the odds look good on them winning a first trophy since 2005.