Definition of tablespoon in English:


Syllabification: ta·ble·spoon
Pronunciation: /ˈtābəlˌspo͞on


  • 1A large spoon for serving food.
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    • One can play metal teaspoons, tablespoons, soup spoons, and wooden spoons.
    • Using a tablespoon, spoon the batter into the pan to form small pancakes and sauté on both sides until golden brown.
    • Spoons, usually a single tablespoon, are or were owned by a significant number of New England churches.
  • 1.1 (abbreviation: tbsp. or T) A measurement in cooking, equivalent to 1/2 fluid ounce, three teaspoons, or 15 ml.
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    • Add one tablespoon of oil and stir to coat.
    • Add one tablespoon of butter and sear the veal on the other side.
    • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt two tablespoons butter.



Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͝ol/
noun (plural tablespoonfuls)
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  • Drain the penne in a colander, reserving a couple of tablespoonfuls of the cooking water.
  • The granules are sweet and colorful and a tablespoonful makes an energizing addition to your juices and smoothies.
  • Heat over a medium-high heat, add a good tablespoonful of batter, then swirl the pan in a circular motion to coat the bottom.

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