Meaning of “dessertspoonful” in the English Dictionary


"dessertspoonful" in English

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dessertspoonfulnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈzɜːtˌspuːn.fʊl/ us /dɪˈzɝːtˌspuːn.fʊl/ plural dessertspoonsful or dessertspoonfuls

Examples from literature

  • A dessertspoonful of plain tomato sauce may be added or not. 
  • Add a dessertspoonful of sugar, and fill the glass with cold water. 
  • Season with salt and a dessertspoonful of curry-powder. 
  • Two dessertspoonfuls equal one tablespoonful. 
  • While hot put in a small lump of butter and a dessertspoonful of salt. 

(Definition of “dessertspoonful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)