tablespoonful

noun
ta·​ble·​spoon·​ful | \ ˌtā-bəl-ˈspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce tablespoonful (audio) , ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün- \
plural tablespoonfuls\ ˌtā-​bəl-​ˈspün-​ˌfu̇lz How to pronounce tablespoonfuls (audio) , ˈtā-​bəl-​ˌspün-​ˌfu̇lz \ also tablespoonsful\ ˌtā-​bəl-​ˈspünz-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce tablespoonsful (audio) , ˈtā-​bəl-​ˌspünz-​ˌfu̇l \

Definition of tablespoonful

1 : enough to fill a tablespoon

Examples of tablespoonful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top rectangles with a rounded tablespoonful of pumpkin mixture, spreading lightly and leaving a 1/2-inch border around edges. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Mummy Pumpkin Hand Pies," 7 Sep. 2020 Measure heaping tablespoonfuls of dough; roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "Caramel-Chocolate-Walnut Thumbprint Cookies," 5 Apr. 2020 If cabbage isn’t tender yet, add a bit more broth or water a few tablespoonfuls at a time and roast until tender. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Deeply flavorful, caramelized cabbage is a dish to please vegetarians and meat lovers alike," 6 Mar. 2020 To serve, add a tablespoonful or so of the traditional tiramisu mixture to serving glasses or bowl. CBS News, "The Dish: Lidia Bastianich shares Italian recipes from her "Felidia" cookbook," 18 Jan. 2020 When ready to cook dumplings, bring broth to a boil and drop dumpling mixture 1 tablespoonful at a time into the boiling broth. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "A simple and warming bowlful: Broth with spinach and Parmesan dumplings," 16 Jan. 2020 Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and crisscross them with a floured fork. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kids take home blue ribbons for creative cookie and lemonade at State Fair," 12 Aug. 2019 Drop level tablespoonfuls of batter onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Stuffed Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies," 1 Aug. 2019 In batches, drop batter by tablespoonfuls into pan and cook until browned, about 1 minute. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Egg Salad Blini Bites," 8 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of tablespoonful

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tablespoonful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoonful. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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tablespoonful

noun
How to pronounce tablespoonful (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tablespoonful

: the amount that a tablespoon will hold

tablespoonful

noun
ta·​ble·​spoon·​ful | \ ˌtā-bəl-ˈspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce tablespoonful (audio) \
plural tablespoonfuls\ -​ˌfu̇lz \ also tablespoonsful\ -​ˈspünz-​ˌfu̇l \

Kids Definition of tablespoonful

1 : as much as a tablespoon will hold

tablespoonful

noun
ta·​ble·​spoon·​ful | \ ˌtā-bəl-ˈspün-ˌfu̇l, ˈtā-bəl-ˌ How to pronounce tablespoonful (audio) \
plural tablespoonfuls\ -​ˌfu̇lz How to pronounce tablespoonfuls (audio) \ also tablespoonsful\ -​ˈspünz-​ˌfu̇l, -​ˌspünz-​ How to pronounce tablespoonsful (audio) \

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