tea·​cup | \ ˈtē-ˌkəp How to pronounce teacup (audio) \

Definition of teacup

: a small cup usually with a handle used with a saucer for hot beverages

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Other Words from teacup

teacupful \ ˈtē-​ˌkəp-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teacupful (audio) \ noun

Examples of teacup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The subtle touches – from the spoon circling the teacup to the scratching of the chair – create a chilling atmosphere. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "30 best horror movie scenes of the 21st century," 29 Oct. 2020 Here’s a rose pink pillow embroidered with dark green trees, there’s a fuchsia stone teacup; here’s a vintage crystal chandelier adorned with glass grapes and there’s an array of deliciously pretty drop earrings. Reggie Nadelson, New York Times, "The New York Store Where Furniture Is Theater," 28 Oct. 2020 For the foodie, opt for Brightland olive oil, whereas fashion fanatics will go crazy over Gucci's incense burner or Carolina Herrera x Cabana’s teacup set. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "34 Housewarming Gifts to Make Friends or Family Feel Delightfully at Home," 7 Oct. 2020 Le Chiquito bags between their forefingers and thumbs like a teacup, and the silhouette made its way onto the red carpet courtesy of Lizzo at the American Music Awards, who delicately toted a pint-size Valentino bag. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "ForBitches Is the Sauciest Tiny Bag Label to Know," 24 Sep. 2020 Hunched over an upside-down teacup in my childhood kitchen, on speaker phone with two Salem witches. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Tea Leaves, Hypnosis, & Aura Cleansing: My Virtual Spiritual Wellness Journey," 9 Sep. 2020 Put the card with a name atop the plates, write it on a piece of fruit or other accessory, or use an unexpected vessel, like a teacup! Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Right Way to Set a Table for Any Occasion," 5 June 2020 But with Gary comes a whole party infrastructure, which in itself summons the Republican party machinery (led by a ruthless strategist played by Rose Byrne), creating an electoral storm in a teacup. David Sims, The Atlantic, "‘Our Problem-Solving Mechanism Has Broken Down’," 24 June 2020 Refinery29 spoke to TeaMarrr about the new single, manifesting her dreams, and building both her personal brand as an artist one teacup at a time. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "TeaMarrr Tells A Different “Kinda Love” Story in New Music Video," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of teacup

1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teacup was in 1700

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9 Nov 2020

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“Teacup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacup. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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How to pronounce teacup (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of teacup

: a small cup used for drinking tea


tea·​cup | \ ˈtē-ˌkəp How to pronounce teacup (audio) \

Kids Definition of teacup

: a cup used with a saucer for hot drinks

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