Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A spoon somewhat larger than a teaspoon, used for eating soup.

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  • noun A spoon for eating soup, characterised by having a round bowl rather than the usual oval bowl of other types of spoon.
  • noun A soupspoonful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a spoon with a rounded bowl for eating soup

Etymologies

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soup +‎ spoon

Examples

  • Once, during a heated argument, my father called the Pope a phony and Pop Nelson threw a soupspoon at him.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • Hermione asked, her soupspoon suspended in midair.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Once, during a heated argument, my father called the Pope a phony and Pop Nelson threw a soupspoon at him.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • The dish was a simple oyster with vinegar dressing, served on a Chinese soupspoon.

    Augieland:

  • The dish was a simple oyster with vinegar dressing, served on a Chinese soupspoon.

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  • When the waiter left, Kristine toyed for a minute with her soupspoon.

    In His Own Defense

  • Suddenly Clea, using a disposable camera borrowed from Pagan's baby-sitter, snapped a picture of Rockefeller, soupspoon poised beneath his chin.

    The Counterfeit Rockefeller

  • Larkin seemed thoroughly surprised by the question, and was actually caught with his soupspoon to his mouth and without an immediate reply.

    THE ROMULAN STRATAGEM

  • "Hearye, hear ye," Walter called, rapping the table with the back of a soupspoon.

    Kate

  • “Well,” Thomas continued, laying down his soupspoon and gazing mildly at her.

    Final Curtain

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  • The vowels and consonants of this word all come from the latter half of the alphabet. The consonant-vowel pattern is a palindrome: CVVCCCVVC

    July 15, 2010