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[leyd-l-foo l]
noun, plural la·dle·fuls.
  1. the amount that fills a ladle.
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Origin of ladleful

1400–50; late Middle English. See ladle, -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Historical Examples of ladleful

  • Devout men, as they pass by, reverently pour a ladleful of water.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

  • So I got off better than I expected; but the taste of that ladleful stuck to me for days.

  • Pour in a ladleful of the batter, and let it spread into a circular form.

  • Suddenly she dashed a ladleful of boiling soap through the crack full into the face of the intruder.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • One ladleful of soup is sufficient for each person, and a second portion is not offered.