Definition of "teaspoon" []

  • The common small spoon used especially in serving and consuming tea, coffee, and desserts. (noun)
  • A household cooking measure equal to 1/3 tablespoon (about 5 milliliters). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A small spoon used for stirring tea, eating certain desserts, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The amount contained in such a spoon (noun)
  • A unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to about one fluid dram (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "teaspoon" in a sentence
  • "Combine 1 teaspoon peppermint leaf, ½-teaspoon thyme leaf, and ½-teaspoon sage leaf."
  • "My college roommate literally lives in a teaspoon, but because that teaspoon is located on the Upper West Side, she has to pay hundreds of dollars a month."
  • "Although five potentially lost teaspoons were recovered after the study was revealed, no one admitted permanently removing a teaspoon from the institute."