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[tee-hous] /ˈtiˌhaʊs/
noun, plural teahouses
[tee-hou-ziz] /ˈtiˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a restaurant or other establishment, especially in the Far East, where tea and refreshments are served.
Origin of teahouse
1680-90; tea + house Unabridged
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Examples from the web for teahouse
  • Suggestions already include a shadow-projection box, a popcorn stand and a teahouse.
  • teahouse keepers and porters now scurry ever farther down-valley to retrieve timber from the descending tree line.
  • Within a traditional teahouse, learn proper preparation techniques and tea-drinking etiquette.
  • Other structures on the long narrow piece of property include the garage and stable and the teahouse.
  • To the southeast are an ivy-covered brick teahouse with fireplace and flagstone patio, behind which are two greenhouses.
British Dictionary definitions for teahouse


a restaurant, esp in Japan or China, where tea and light refreshments are served
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