spoonful

noun spoon·ful \ ˈspün-ˌfu̇l \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of spoonful

plural spoonfuls play \ˈspün-ˌfu̇lz\ also spoonsful play \ˈspünz-ˌfu̇l\
: as much as a spoon will hold; specifically : teaspoonful

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First Known Use of spoonful

14th century


SPOONFUL Defined for English Language Learners

spoonful

noun

Definition of spoonful for English Language Learners

  • : as much as a spoon can hold


SPOONFUL Defined for Kids

spoonful

noun spoon·ful \ ˈspün-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of spoonful for Students

plural spoonfuls \-ˌfu̇lz\ also spoonsful \ˈspünz-ˌfu̇l\
: as much as a spoon can hold a spoonful of sugar


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