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-​ \

Definition of teaspoonful

1 : as much as a teaspoon can hold

Examples of teaspoonful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The water boils off and all that's left is a few teaspoonfuls of sludge. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 9 Oct. 2018 The two new experimental tests require about a teaspoonful of maternal blood extracted from a mother’s arm. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of teaspoonful

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Teaspoonful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teaspoonful. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teaspoonful

: the amount that a teaspoon will hold


tea·​spoon·​ful | \ ˈtē-ˌspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teaspoonful (audio) \
plural teaspoonfuls\ -​ˌfu̇lz \ also teaspoonsful\ -​ˌspünz-​ˌfu̇l \

Kids Definition of teaspoonful

1 : as much as a teaspoon can hold
2 : teaspoon


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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