teaspoon

noun
tea·​spoon | \ ˈtē-ˌspün How to pronounce teaspoon (audio) , -ˈspün\

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

In a bowl, stir together the sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, and vinegar. Leigh Belanger, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A salad of melon, cucumber, avocado, feta, and pickled chiles is cooling and a little spicy," 13 Aug. 2019 Toss the squash and tomatoes with ¼ cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and the thyme. Bibby Gignilliat, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: How to make a Tomato and Summer Squash Tian," 12 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, in second large bowl, toss green and wax beans with 1/2 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Steak with Grilled Green Beans, Fennel & Farro," 9 Aug. 2019 In a blender, combine the cilantro, canola or safflower oil, vinegar, garlic, brown sugar (if using) and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and puree until smooth. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "If you hate a dry sandwich, this delectably messy ciabatta is for you," 9 Aug. 2019 In a blender, combine the cilantro, canola or safflower oil, vinegar, garlic, brown sugar (if using) and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and puree until smooth. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "If you hate a dry sandwich, this vegetable-packed, delectably messy ciabatta is for you," 4 Aug. 2019 Ingredients ● 1 cup cornmeal, medium grind ● 1/2 cup flour ● 1 tablespoon baking powder ● 1/2 teaspoon salt ● 1 cup milk ● 1 egg ● 2 tablespoons honey ● 1/2 tablespoon oil Instructions 1. Jessica Dailey, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Guide to Infusing a Western-Chic Vibe Into Your Home," 1 Aug. 2019 Squeeze in the juice of half a lime and 1 teaspoon salt, for starters. Alex Pastron, Bon Appétit, "The Best Guacamole Is the Guacamole You Make Yourself," 26 July 2019 While the meatballs rest, purée the avocado, lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, remaining half cup herbs, and 1 teaspoon salt in the same food processor used to chop the herbs. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "The tastiest way to use up all your herbs (and it’s not pesto)," 6 July 2019

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First Known Use of teaspoon

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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teaspoon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teaspoon

: 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

noun
tea·​spoon | \ ˈtē-ˌspün How to pronounce teaspoon (audio) \

Kids Definition of teaspoon

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)

teaspoon

noun
tea·​spoon | \ ˈtē-ˌspün, -ˈspün How to pronounce teaspoon (audio) \

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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