noun, plural spoon·fuls.
Words nearby spoonful
Origin of spoonful
OTHER WORDS FROM spoonfulhalf-spoon·ful, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for spoonful
Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.
But the complaints about the current administration did sometimes come with a spoonful of sugar, or at least a cornball of humor.
Saving Mr. Banks is about as aggressively sweet as a spoonful of sugar.‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is This Oscar Season’s Breath of Fresh Air|Kevin Fallon|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Skim off most of the fat with a spoon: just dip in, get a spoonful of fat, and remove.
But often Christie found the scone superfluous, and just ate the cream by the spoonful instead.Menu for a Moveable Feast: 10 Famous Authors and Their Favorite Foods & Recipes|Nicole Villeneuve|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shorty stopped a spoonful of soup halfway to his mouth, as if he were waiting to have a still picture of himself taken.Steve Yeager|William MacLeod Raine
Then put in the lemon peel, and the flour (dried), and a teaspoonful of saleratus dissolved in a spoonful of hot water.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
Then mix half a cupful of water and a spoonful of flour, and pour slowly into the boiling asparagus.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
In the center, pour a spoonful or two of cream salad dressing, boiled salad dressing, or any other dressing that may be desired.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
In the performing of this test, a spoonful of the jelly is dipped from the pan and then poured from the spoon into the pan again.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences