tea·​ket·​tle | \ ˈtē-ˌke-tᵊl How to pronounce teakettle (audio) \

Definition of teakettle

: a covered kettle with a handle and spout for boiling water

Examples of teakettle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a particular shame for a symphony that wicks teakettle tensions from frequencies that are frequently lost. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Every four years, when the Winter Olympics come around, TV viewers stop and notice men and women in funny looking pants furiously sweeping in front of what looks like a giant teakettle sliding on ice. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Each colorful tableau is crammed with weird and funny things: giant tomatoes, a waterfall shaped like a teakettle, gnomes in a longboat. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 15 Oct. 2021 A few hours later at the Fens, with the Sox trailing, 5-1, in the eighth, David Ortiz crushed a game-tying grand slam into the Red Sox bullpen as Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter went ass-over-teakettle in a futile quest for the catch. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Aug. 2021 The office is spacious and airy but modestly equipped, with a wall of bookshelves and a teakettle on a side table. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 In the kitchen area, the cabinets and refrigerator open, and there's a sink and a gas stove with a teakettle on top. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 14 July 2021 The little boy was snoring, an intermittent teakettle whistle. Usman T. Malik, Wired, 11 Dec. 2020 The power for the lights, computers and teakettles in Mr. Kazaglis’s office increasingly comes from wind and gas, and not coal. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of teakettle

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Teakettle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teakettle. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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tea·​ket·​tle | \ ˈtē-ˌke-tᵊl How to pronounce teakettle (audio) \

Kids Definition of teakettle

: a covered pot that is used for boiling water and has a handle and spout

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