Definition of teaspoon in English:

teaspoon

Line breaks: tea|spoon
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːspuːn
 
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noun

1A small spoon used typically for adding sugar to and stirring hot drinks or for eating some foods.
More example sentences
  • In 1783 Revere made twenty-four spoons engraved with the Swan crest - six large spoons, twelve large teaspoons, and six tablespoons.
  • One can play metal teaspoons, tablespoons, soup spoons, and wooden spoons.
  • We have a pot, water jug, fresh milk and sugar but no teaspoons.
1.1 (abbreviation: tsp) The amount held by a teaspoon, in the UK considered to be 5 millilitres when used as a measurement in cookery.
More example sentences
  • If you irrigate, and your water is also alkaline, acidify it with 2 teaspoons of vinegar per gallon of water.
  • In cooking, ingredients are expressed in teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces, pounds, and cups.
  • A calorie is a measurement, just like a teaspoon or an inch.

Derivatives

teaspoonful

noun (plural teaspoonfuls)
More example sentences
  • Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, about an inch apart.
  • I love their piney, resinous, spicy smell, but you could add a teaspoonful of caraway seed - an old friend of the cabbage - instead.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet.

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