thimbleful

[ thim-buh l-foo l ]
/ ˈθɪm bəlˌfʊl /

noun, plural thim·ble·fuls.

the amount that a thimble will hold.
a small quantity, especially of liquid.

Origin of thimbleful

First recorded in 1600–10; thimble + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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thimbleful

/ (ˈθɪmbəlˌfʊl) /

noun

a very small amount, esp of a liquid
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