Definition of etagere in English:


(also étagère)

Pronunciation /ˌātäˈZHer/ /ˌeɪtɑˈʒɛr/


  • A piece of furniture with a number of open shelves for displaying ornaments.

    ‘The etagere was the focal point of the parlor and often displayed precious glass, marble, porcelain, and curiosities on its cascading shelves.’
    • ‘Will you please inform Meeks that I have sent back the etagere as it is too small.’
    • ‘Where do you go when you want to nab that perfect etagere or TV tray?’


French étagère, from étage ‘shelf’.