Teaspoonful Tea"spoon`ful (t[=e]"sp[=oo]n`f[.u]l), n.; pl. {Teaspoonfuls} (t[=e]"sp[=oo]n`f[.u]lz) or {Teaspoonsful}. As much as teaspoon will hold; enough to fill a teaspoon. In cooking, it is usually estimated as 4.9 milliliters, which is 1/6 of a fluid ounce, or 1/3 of a tablespoonful. In cooking recipes it may be abbreviated as t.

Note: In the 1890 dictionary, it was defined as a fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoonful. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • teaspoonful — has the plural form teaspoonfuls. The phrase three teaspoons of is also available …   Modern English usage

  • teaspoonful — [tē′spo͞on΄fool΄] n. pl. teaspoonfuls as much as a teaspoon will hold …   English World dictionary

  • teaspoonful — [[t]ti͟ːspuːnfʊl[/t]] teaspoonfuls N COUNT: usu N of n (teaspoonsful can also be used as the plural form.) You can refer to an amount of food resting on a teaspoon as a teaspoonful of food. ...a heaped teaspoonful of salt …   English dictionary

  • teaspoonful — noun (plural teaspoonfuls; also teaspoonsful) Date: 1731 1. as much as a teaspoon can hold 2. teaspoon 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • teaspoonful — /tee spoohn fool /, n., pl. teaspoonfuls. 1. the amount a teaspoon can hold. 2. a volumetric measure equal to 1/6 fluid ounce (4.9 ml); 1/3 tablespoonful. Abbr.: t., tsp. [1725 35; TEASPOON + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • teaspoonful — noun A unit of capacity equal to the amount a teaspoon can hold which is taken approximately as 5ml. See Also: dessertspoonful, tablespoonful, spoonful …   Wiktionary

  • teaspoonful — tea·spoon·ful .fu̇l n, pl tea·spoon·fuls .fu̇lz also tea·spoons·ful .spünz .fu̇l, spünz TEASPOON …   Medical dictionary

  • teaspoonful — See FUL …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • teaspoonful — tɪːspuːn‚fÊŠl n. contents of a teaspoon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • teaspoonful — tea·spoon·ful …   English syllables

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