tea·​ket·​tle ˈtē-ˌke-tᵊl How to pronounce teakettle (audio)
: a covered kettle with a handle and spout for boiling water

Examples of teakettle in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

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 8 Dec. 2023.

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tea·​ket·​tle ˈtē-ˌket-ᵊl How to pronounce teakettle (audio)
: a covered kettle that is used for boiling water and has a handle and a spout

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