Part of speech: noun

The quantity that a spoon will hold.

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Usage examples "spoonful":

  1. We will allow that Margaret did take " once, twice, or so" a spoonful of rum; but nothing else that we meet with in the account of her, gives the shadow of foundation for the charge of delirium tremens. - "Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism", Allen Putnam.
  2. Composition, half a tea- spoonful. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.
  3. In addition- every hour- a coffee- spoonful of the following medicine. - "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.