teaspoonful

noun

tea·​spoon·​ful ˈtē-ˌspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)
-ˈspün-
plural teaspoonfuls ˈtē-ˌspün-ˌfu̇lz How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)
-ˈspün-
also teaspoonsful ˈtē-ˌspünz-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)
-ˈspünz-
1
: as much as a teaspoon can hold
2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, ginger syrup, made at home or purchased, provides piquancy; so does a teaspoonful of cider, either apple cider or another sort. Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2022 Pop a teaspoonful of mustard seeds in hot, shimmering coconut oil. Simi George, Bon Appétit, 22 Sep. 2021 Or perhaps add a surprise teaspoonful of jam in the center and roll in peanut powder for PB and J bites. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Mar. 2021 Vinegar is often an afterthought for many cooks, a ho-hum plastic bottle of the stuff withering away on a back shelf somewhere only to be pulled out when a recipe calls for exactly 1 teaspoonful. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 15 Jan. 2020 When chilled, scoop by the teaspoonful onto a nonstick baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 5 Dec. 2019 Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Heloise, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2019 Working in batches, drop a teaspoonful of dough into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 15 seconds per side. CBS News, 3 Aug. 2019 In this model, every teaspoonful of space brims with the same amount of dark energy, a value known as the cosmological constant. Quanta Magazine, 31 Mar. 2015 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of teaspoonful was in 1731

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Cite this Entry

“Teaspoonful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teaspoonful. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

teaspoonful

noun
tea·​spoon·​ful ˈtē-ˌspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)
-ˈspün-
plural teaspoonfuls
-ˌfu̇lz
also teaspoonsful -ˌspünz-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)
-ˈspünz-
1
: as much as a teaspoon can hold
2

Medical Definition

teaspoonful

noun
tea·​spoon·​ful -ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)
plural teaspoonfuls -ˌfu̇lz How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio) also teaspoonsful -ˌspünz-ˌfu̇l, -ˈspünz- How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio)

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