from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A table napkin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A table napkin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A napkin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
A serviette is a paper napkin Alice Band … why would you think it’s a sanitary towel?!
Perhaps Cook could still be successfully de-poshed, taught to say the word "serviette" and to look a bit less like a Back to the Future-style preview of Prince William and Kate Middleton's louche ski-holidaying middle son.
The barista immediately whipped up the suggestion of a croissant, and I was proud to understand when the madam asked for a "serviette".
A creature who can't even stand people who say "serviette" instead of "table-napkin"! '
He carefully tucked a linen serviette under his chin to catch any falling bits of flaky pastry.
I chewed my lip and did nervous origami with the serviette, folding it into the shape of Brazil.
I wiped my hands on the serviette, being careful to avoid São Paulo, then shuffled through the pile.
Lana tipped a handful of ice into a cotton serviette.
On the principle that the exquisite should be within everyone ' s reach, Ms. Jenkins provides recipes for old-fashioned Florentine gelato and truffes à la serviette, as well as instructions on how to assemble a Victorian optical-illusion toy called a thaumatrope.
I refrained from asking to see the tricolour packaging, but as the moment drew near and I adjusted my serviette tucked into my shirt collar, Mrs. Pal appeared at the dining room door and quietly mumbled that she'd just realised that there was in fact no Bird's Custard in the Pal Pantry.