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

Definition of teaspoonful

1 : as much as a teaspoon can hold

Examples of teaspoonful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A Hill Country-made vinegar at Pearl Farmer’s Market that’s good enough to drink," 15 Jan. 2020 When chilled, scoop by the teaspoonful onto a nonstick baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Your cookies, your memories: Holiday baking traditions in our readers’ words," 5 Dec. 2019 Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: For cooking veggies, remember how they grow," 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, "The Dish: Chef Nina Compton shares her signature recipes," 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, "Dark Energy Tested on a Tabletop," 31 Mar. 2015 The water boils off and all that's left is a few teaspoonfuls of sludge. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste Without Damaging the Environment," 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, "Blood Test Could Predict Premature Birth Risk, Due Date," 7 June 2018 Drop teaspoonfuls of the jam across the surface of the blondie batter, and then gently pull the tip of a paring knife through the jam in one direction and then the other, creating a zigzag/grid pattern on the surface. Charlotte Druckman, sacbee, "In a churn of events, salted butter is back | The Sacramento Bee," 8 May 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 30 Sep. 2020.

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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


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

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