oat·​meal ˈōt-ˌmēl How to pronounce oatmeal (audio)
: meal made from oats
: rolled oats
: porridge made from ground or rolled oats

Examples of oatmeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Green also researched ways to secretly poison the unborn baby by crushing pills and hiding them in oatmeal or yogurt, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 26 June 2024 Although much of it evaporates when microwaved or prepared on a stove top, runnier oatmeal is still a more hydrating food than a bowl of dry cereal with barely any milk. Joey Skladany, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 June 2024 Fiber superstars include black beans (18 grams per cup, canned) and other beans, avocado (nine grams in one medium), bulgur (nine grams per cup), raspberries (eight grams per cup), pears (5.5 grams in one medium) and oatmeal (four grams per cup). Janet Lee, Washington Post, 17 June 2024 In fact, colloidal oatmeal is so effective that the FDA officially recognizes it as a skin protectant.11 This balm also contains a variety of oils known for soothing the skin, including coconut, sunflower, and tea tree, to name a few. Laura Lu, Ms, Parents, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for oatmeal 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of oatmeal was in the 14th century

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“Oatmeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oatmeal. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


oat·​meal ˈōt-ˌmēl How to pronounce oatmeal (audio)
: oats husked and ground into meal or flattened into flakes
: a hot cereal made from oatmeal

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