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spoon·ful

 (spo͞on′fo͝ol′)
n. pl. spoon·fuls
The amount that a spoon holds.
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spoonful

(ˈspuːnˌfʊl)
n, pl -fuls
1. the amount that a spoon is able to hold
2. (Cookery) a small quantity
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spoon•ful

(ˈspun fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. as much as a spoon can hold.
2. a small quantity.
[1250–1300]
usage: See -ful.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoonful - as much as a spoon will holdspoonful - as much as a spoon will hold; "he added two spoons of sugar"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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Translations
lžíce
skefuld
lusikallinen
zalogaj
matskeiî
ひとさじ
한 숟가락 가득
sked
เต็มช้อน
thìa đầy

spoonful

[ˈspuːnfʊl] Ncucharada f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spoonful

[ˈspuːnfʊl] ncuillerée f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spoonful

nLöffel m; a spoonful of soupein Löffel Suppe
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

spoonful

[ˈspuːnfʊl] ncucchiaiata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spoon

(spuːn) noun
1. an instrument shaped like a shallow bowl with a handle for lifting food (especially soup or pudding) to the mouth, or for stirring tea, coffee etc. a teaspoon/soup-spoon.
2. a spoonful.
verb
to lift or scoop up with a spoon. She spooned food into the baby's mouth.
ˈspoonful noun
the amount held by a spoon. three spoonfuls of sugar.
ˈspoon-feedpast tense, past participle ˈspoon-fed verb
1. to feed with a spoon.
2. to teach or treat (a person) in a way that does not allow him to think or act for himself.
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spoonful

مِقْدَارُ مِلْعَقَةٌ صَغِيرَة lžíce skefuld Löffel κουταλιά cucharada lusikallinen cuillérée zalogaj cucchiaiata ひとさじ 한 숟가락 가득 lepel skjefull łyżka (czegoś) colherada полная ложка sked เต็มช้อน bir kaşık dolusu thìa đầy 一汤匙
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

spoonful

n. cucharada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spoonful

n (tablespoonful) cucharada sopera or grande, cucharada, 15 ml; (teaspoonful) cucharadita, 5 ml
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References in classic literature ?
Bessie, having pressed me in vain to take a few spoonfuls of the boiled milk and bread she had prepared for me, wrapped up some biscuits in a paper and put them into my bag; then she helped me on with my pelisse and bonnet, and wrapping herself in a shawl, she and I left the nursery.
Martin roused himself and sat up and began to eat, between spoonfuls reassuring Maria that he had not been talking in his sleep and that he did not have any fever.
However, the mate, who was exceedingly moved at the sight, endeavoured to get some of the broth into her mouth, and, as he said, got two or three spoonfuls down--though I question whether he could be sure of it or not; but it was too late, and she died the same night.
I swallow a couple of spoonfuls, and turn as white as a sheet.
We had to give you tea in spoonfuls. I brought Zossimov to see you twice.
As he sat bending greedily over it, helping himself to large spoonfuls and chewing one after another, his was lit up by the fire and the soldiers looked at him in silence.
However Bruno instantly put a large spoonful of soup into its mouth, and the poor little thing coughed violently for some time.
A helot of Agesilaus made us a dish of Spartan broth, but I was not able to get down a second spoonful.
"Come, Josh," he said, in a cajoling tone, "give us a spoonful of brandy, and a sovereign to pay the way back, and I'll go.
"Open your mouth, sir, and take a sup of this." My mother was rejoicing over me on one side of the bed; and the unknown gentleman, addressed as "doctor," was offering me a spoonful of whisky-and-water on the other.
If I had my way, I'd have Cap'n Smollett work us back into the trades at least; then we'd have no blessed miscalculations and a spoonful of water a day.
He recalled his arrival on the island, his presentation to a smuggler chief, a subterranean palace full of splendor, an excellent supper, and a spoonful of hashish.