spoonful

noun
spoon·​ful | \ ˈspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce spoonful (audio) \
plural spoonfuls\ ˈspün-​ˌfu̇lz How to pronounce spoonful (audio) \ also spoonsful\ ˈspünz-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce spoonful (audio) \

Definition of spoonful

: as much as a spoon will hold specifically : teaspoonful

Examples of spoonful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, of course, there’s the game, which mixes a spoonful of dopamine with the medicine of learning about data use. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Anchorage Daily News, 4 June 2022 And, of course, there’s the game, which mixes a spoonful of dopamine with the medicine of learning about data use. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 Then, combine about a spoonful of water and a small amount of the drug (TACO suggests using a sample about the size of a strawberry seed). Karen Garciastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 Usuals include cinnamon toast, chocolate chips on a spoonful of peanut butter, and cookie cereal (crisp cookies shattered and doused with milk). Ali Slagle, Bon Appétit, 3 May 2022 There’s much less of a spoonful of sugar approach this time around, which is understandable in the wake of Freddie Gray’s murder and so many police killings of Black citizens in the years since. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2022 And for dessert, Drummond dipped a spoonful of vanilla ice cream into a gooey chocolate cake. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 10 Mar. 2022 Another arrived with small pails of sautéed and stewed vegetables, some diced, others mashed, and ladled out a spoonful of each. Chandrahas Choudhury, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2022 When the boy caused a stir in a military dining hall by catapulting a spoonful of borscht into the face of a high-ranking officer, Valeri beat him. Longreads, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spoonful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Spoonful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spoonful. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for spoonful

spoonful

noun
spoon·​ful | \ ˈspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce spoonful (audio) \
plural spoonfuls\ -​ˌfu̇lz \ also spoonsful\ ˈspünz-​ˌfu̇l \

Kids Definition of spoonful

: as much as a spoon can hold a spoonful of sugar

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