measuring cup


: a cup that has markings for measuring ingredients when cooking
also : a cup that holds a particular amount of an ingredient used in cooking
a set of measuring cups ranging from ¹/₄ cup to 1 cup

Examples of measuring cup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the measuring cup, add enough water to measure 2 cups. Adriene Rathbun, Miami Herald, 31 Jan. 2024 Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl or platter, then pour the pan juices into a liquid measuring cup or bowl. Ali Slagle, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 Combine the garlic and the rice vinegar in a liquid measuring cup, then add the salt, soy sauce and both sesame oils, whisking to form an emulsified dressing. Emily Horton, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Mash with the bottom of a dry measuring cup until a rough paste forms, about one minute. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2024 Drain berries in a sieve set into a large glass measuring cup. Adriene Rathbun, Miami Herald, 31 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, add the jam to a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Oct. 2023 The measurements on the side of the container will save you from getting a measuring cup dirty. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2024 This was always an annoying multistep process, usually involving batches and the whole problem of getting the contents of a Dutch oven into my blender by ladle and measuring cup. Becky Krystal, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024

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“Measuring cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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