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 large bowl, whisk together the turmeric, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 In the bowl of a food processor, combine the remaining 1 cup of pistachios, the chopped garlic, rosé, lemon zest and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and process until the pistachios are ground into small pieces. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2021 In a small bowl, stir together the creme fraiche, chives and remaining egg yolk; season with ½ teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Apr. 2021 In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of honey, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, 9 Dec. 2020 Add shrimp, then season with coriander, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, tossing, 1 minute. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2021 Whisk remaining 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 The spices are premeasured to ½ teaspoon and come in pods, like coffee pods, set onto foldable cards (like a birthday card). BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Brush with ¹⁄³ of the remaining butter and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of the salt. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of teaspoon

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of teaspoon was in 1686

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5 Jun 2021

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“Teaspoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teaspoon. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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