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teaspoonful

[tee-spoon-foo l] /ˈti spunˌfʊl/
noun, plural teaspoonfuls.
1.
the amount a teaspoon can hold.
2.
a volumetric measure equal to 1/6 fluid ounce (4.9 ml); 1/3 tablespoonful.
Abbreviation: t., tsp.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; teaspoon + -ful
Related forms
half-teaspoonful, adjective, noun
Usage note
See -ful.
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Examples for teaspoonful
  • By brushing tops of rings with beaten yolk of egg diluted with one teaspoonful water, they will have a glazed appearance.

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