spoonful

[ spoon-foo l ]
/ ˈspun fʊl /

noun, plural spoon·fuls.

as much as a spoon can hold.
a small quantity.

Origin of spoonful

First recorded in 1250–1300, spoonful is from the Middle English word sponeful. See spoon, -ful

Related forms

half-spoon·ful, adjective, noun

Usage note

See -ful.
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British Dictionary definitions for spoonful

spoonful

/ (ˈspuːnˌfʊl) /

noun plural -fuls

the amount that a spoon is able to hold
a small quantity

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