Definition of teaspoon
1 : a small spoon that is used especially for eating soft foods and stirring beverages and that holds about one third of a tablespoon
2 : a unit of measure especially in cookery equal to 1⁄6 fluid ounce or 1⁄3 tablespoon (5 milliliters)
Examples of teaspoon in a Sentence
She stirred her coffee with a teaspoon.
He measured the salt with a teaspoon.
She put a teaspoon of sugar in her coffee.
Recent Examples of teaspoon from the Web
Season them on each side with 1 teaspoon Maldon salt, or as desired, along with several grinds of black pepper.
Add 1 tablespoon each ground cumin and ground coriander and 1 teaspoon grated orange zest.
Everything from teaspoons to tissues is in place, ready for the drama of life to begin.
With skillet on medium, add 2 tablespoons butter, cherries, onion, vinegar, brandy, teaspoon salt, and a light sprinkling of black pepper.
Think soft drinks containing eight or more teaspoons of sugar.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine canned crushed tomatoes with garlic powder, onion powder, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
Slowly add one cup of hot half and half mixture a few teaspoons at a time while stirring.
Using a pastry brush, spread oil or bacon fat on bottom of skillet and sprinkle 2 teaspoons garlic salt over all.
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First Known Use of teaspoon
TEASPOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of teaspoon for English Language Learners
: a small spoon that is used especially for eating soft foods and stirring drinks
: a spoon that is used by cooks for measuring dry and liquid ingredients and that holds an amount equal to 1/6 fluid ounce or 1/3 tablespoon
: the amount that a teaspoon will hold
TEASPOON Defined for Kids
Definition of teaspoon for Students
1 : a small spoon used especially for stirring drinks
2 : a unit of measure used in cooking equal to 1⁄6 fluid ounce or 1⁄3 tablespoon (about 5 milliliters)
Medical Definition of teaspoon
: a unit of measure equal to 1⁄6 fluid ounce or 1⁄3 tablespoon or 5 milliliters
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