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 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 Add one pint of milk, the yolks of two eggs, a scant half-cup of sugar and one tablespoonful of vanilla. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 For the meringue beat the white of the eggs to a stuff froth, add two tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar, flavor slightly with vanilla and spread over the top of the pie. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 Spread several heaping tablespoonfuls on two slices of bread and serve as a sandwich. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Leftover eggs? No problem, make egg salad with them," 3 Apr. 2018 Spoon tablespoonfuls cheesecake mixtures over crust, alternating coffee- and vanilla-flavored. Woman's Day, "Cappuccino Cheesecake Squares," 1 Jan. 2012 Serve in a bowl with assorted crackers and breads or shape tablespoonfuls of the cheese into balls. Country Living, "Spiced Yogurt Cheese Balls," 26 Dec. 2010

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First Known Use of tablespoonful

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tablespoonful.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoonful. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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tablespoonful

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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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