American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A spoon somewhat larger than a teaspoon, used for eating soup.
- n. A spoon for eating soup, characterised by having a round bowl rather than the usual oval bowl of other types of spoon.
- n. A soupspoonful.
- n. a spoon with a rounded bowl for eating soup
- soup + spoon (Wiktionary)
“Once, during a heated argument, my father called the Pope a phony and Pop Nelson threw a soupspoon at him.”
“Hermione asked, her soupspoon suspended in midair.”
“The dish was a simple oyster with vinegar dressing, served on a Chinese soupspoon.”
“When the waiter left, Kristine toyed for a minute with her soupspoon.”
“Suddenly Clea, using a disposable camera borrowed from Pagan's baby-sitter, snapped a picture of Rockefeller, soupspoon poised beneath his chin.”
“Larkin seemed thoroughly surprised by the question, and was actually caught with his soupspoon to his mouth and without an immediate reply.”
“Hearye, hear ye," Walter called, rapping the table with the back of a soupspoon.”
““Well,” Thomas continued, laying down his soupspoon and gazing mildly at her.”
“It was impossible to get anyone's attention, so we did our best to serve it with a soupspoon - not ideal.”
“The wooden soupspoon or the pitchfork is elevated to iconic object.”
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