how to pronounce tablespoon


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the above transcription of tablespoon is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tablespoon is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of tablespoon in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… dish add a tablespoon or so of olive oil …”

meanings of tablespoon


  1. A large spoon, used for eating food from a bowl.
  2. A spoon too large for eating, usually used for cooking or serving.
  3. A unit of volume, the value of which varies regionally; in the US: three teaspoons or roughly 15 ml; in Britain and Canada: exactly 15 ml; in Australia: four teaspoons or 20 ml.

tablespoon frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tablespoon occurs in english on average 12.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tablespoon can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tablespoon can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

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