Definition of teacup in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtēˌkəp/


1A cup from which tea is drunk.
Example sentences
  • The earliest EIC printed catalogue, from 1704, shows chocolate cups and teacups, both with saucers.
  • His mother came in a moment later with a tray with two teacups full of coffee, some sugar and a small container of cream.
  • Evangeline shrugged and gestured to the tray of teacups on the coffee table.
1.1An amount held by this, about 150 ml.
Example sentences
  • Mix half a teacup of sugar with water in a small pan.



Pronunciation: /ˈtēˌkəpˌfo͝ol/
noun (plural teacupfuls)
Example sentences
  • Drink one teacupful of plantain tea four to five times daily until relief is obtained.
  • Beat the eggs light and add with the flour and a quarter of a teacupful of sweet milk.
  • Cover with paste, and when the pie is baked, pour into it a large teacupful of cream.

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Syllabification: tea·cup

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