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tea·spoon / ˈtēˌspoōn/ • n. a small spoon used typically for adding sugar to and stirring hot drinks or for eating some soft foods. ∎  (abbr.: ts.p or t) a measurement used in cooking, equivalent to 1/6 fluid ounce, 1/3 tablespoon, or 4.9 ml. DERIVATIVES: tea·spoon·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n. (pl. -fuls) .