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

Examples of teaspoonful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawmakers punted the farm bill to next fall, and the sugar program amounts to just a teaspoonful in this massive bill. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Dec. 2023 The large cup contains more caffeine than standard cans of Red Bull and Monster energy drinks combined, as well as the equivalent of almost 30 teaspoonfuls of sugar. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 28 Oct. 2023 Dollop 8 rounded teaspoonfuls strawberry glaze over batter, and swirl with a wooden skewer. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 5 Sep. 2023 Children 2 to 5 Years: 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls 1 to 2 times daily. Jenny Friedman, Ms, Parents, 3 Aug. 2023 Add two to three teaspoonfuls into a tea strainer and steep in boiling water. Sweeten if desired with honey. Diane Hoffmaster, Treehugger, 22 June 2023 When making herbal tea, use two to three teaspoonfuls of fresh or dried herbs for one cup of water. Diane Hoffmaster, Treehugger, 22 June 2023 Simply pouring a teaspoonful of anti-water into regular water would unleash the energy equivalent to 200,000 tons of TNT, the yield of a typical hydrogen bomb — enough to power the world’s entire energy needs for about seven minutes. Max Tegmark, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2017 Scientists have usually studied it by pouring a teaspoonful on a metal plate, sliding another plate across the surface, and recording how the fluid pushes back. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 17 July 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 30 May. 2024.

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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