What does spoonful mean?

Definitions for spoonful
ˈspun fʊlspoon·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoon, spoonful(noun)

    as much as a spoon will hold

    "he added two spoons of sugar"


  1. spoonful(Noun)

    the amount that a spoon will hold, either level or heaped

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoonful(noun)

    the quantity which a spoon contains, or is able to contain; as, a teaspoonful; a tablespoonful

  2. Spoonful(noun)

    hence, a small quantity


  1. Spoonful

    "Spoonful" is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon and first recorded in 1960 by Howlin' Wolf. It is loosely based on "A Spoonful Blues", a song recorded in 1929 by Charley Patton, itself related to "All I Want Is A Spoonful" by Papa Charlie Jackson and "Cocaine Blues" by Luke Jordan. It presents men's sometimes violent search to satisfy their cravings. It uses "a spoonful" mostly as a metaphor to pleasures, which have been interpreted as sex, love or drugs, for different versions of song have varying stresses and allusions. "Spoonful" has been interpreted and recorded by a variety of artists.

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How to say spoonful in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoonful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoonful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of spoonful in a Sentence

  1. Yiddish Proverb:

    If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.

  2. Emily Blunt:

    A Spoonful of Sugar. the singing was the most beautiful, slow-burn collaboration. I was approached for this in 2015 and we didn't start shooting until 2017. So we really had about a year to work on it and the songs were so familiar to me in my bones by the time we even started rehearsing and prerecording them.

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