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 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 Brady picked off Tre’Davious White, sending the Bills cornerback keister over teakettle as Harry steamed down the sideline for an 18-yard gain. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Dec. 2019 Not far from the mirror is a copper teakettle that belonged to Concord’s most famous female historical figure, Louisa May Alcott. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Nov. 2019 Hart creates a fully believable surveillance state born of the tracking of online purchases, and captures the dehumanization that follows when humans can receive star ratings just as easily as a teakettle (or a book). Eliot Schrefer, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2019 White, crusty deposits form on teakettles and coffee pots. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 4 July 2019 The Sheraton has signage in Mandarin and offers such in-room amenities as slippers and teakettles, and foods favored by Chinese travelers, such as congee and dumplings for breakfast. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, 28 June 2019 The tea kettle The boiling water in a teakettle will kill germs, making this one of the easiest items to manage. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of teakettle

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teakettle was in 1705

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“Teakettle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teakettle. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teakettle

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


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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