spoonful

play
noun spoon·ful \ˈspün-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of spoonful

plural

spoonfuls

play \ˈspün-ˌfu̇lz\ also

spoonsful

play \ˈspünz-ˌfu̇l\
  1. :  as much as a spoon will hold; specifically :  teaspoonful

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14th Century

First Known Use of spoonful

14th century


SPOONFUL Defined for English Language Learners

spoonful

play
noun

Definition of spoonful for English Language Learners

  • : as much as a spoon can hold


SPOONFUL Defined for Kids

spoonful

play
noun spoon·ful \ˈspün-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of spoonful for Students

plural

spoonfuls

\-ˌfu̇lz\ also

spoonsful

\ˈspünz-ˌfu̇l\
  1. :  as much as a spoon can hold a spoonful of sugar



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