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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtævən/
Audio (RP) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈtævɚn/
- Rhymes: -ævə(ɹ)n
- Hyphenation: tav‧ern
tavern (plural taverns)
- A building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, and usually offering accommodation; an inn.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “The Select Circle”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619, page 46:
- At half-past nine on this Saturday evening the parlor of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for the select circle—a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
- See also Thesaurus:pub
- Alternative form of