teaspoon

noun tea·spoon \ ˈtē-ˌspün , -ˈspün \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

  1. She stirred her coffee with a teaspoon.

  2. He measured the salt with a teaspoon.

  3. She put a teaspoon of sugar in her coffee.

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First Known Use of teaspoon

1686



TEASPOON Defined for English Language Learners

teaspoon

noun

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

teaspoon

noun tea·spoon \ ˈtē-ˌspün \

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 Dictionary

teaspoon

noun tea·spoon \ ˈtē-ˌspün, -ˈspün \

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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