a long-handled utensil with a cup-shaped bowl for dipping or conveying liquids.
Metallurgy. a bucketlike, refractory-lined container for transferring molten metal.
to dip or convey with or as if with a ladle: to ladle soup into bowls.
- ladler, noun
- un·la·dled, adjective
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How to use ladle in a sentence
This was accompanied by a humongous ladle that could fit two people, thus alluding to his power of abundance and penchant for food.
Using a ladle in one hand and a whisk in the other, slowly drizzle the hot milk mixture into the eggs, whisking continuously.Make lemon pudding with blueberry whipped cream your next dinner party dessert | Adam Roberts | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Take a long, deep whiff of that aroma and ladle it over your warm fettuccine.
The highlight of my trip was getting to know the iconic woman whom Time once dubbed “Our Lady of the ladle.”
Then she would turn him over on his back and paddle his stomach with a ladle to make sure that he was well filled!Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
A fellow was dropt down in the bucket, and soon bawled out from the bottom, "I have found the punch-ladle, so wind me up."The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
I see mother's long, slender fingers grasp the heavy ladle, and the next instant a sharp pain pierces my left hand.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
The objects in the engraving are probably the shears, comb, ladle, and an unknown instrument used for cleansing wool.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
In his excitement he failed to notice that he had spilled some pepper into the ladle which he held in one hand.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for ladle
a long-handled spoon having a deep bowl for serving or transferring liquids: a soup ladle
a large bucket-shaped container for transferring molten metal
(tr) to lift or serve out with or as if with a ladle
- ladleful, noun
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