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ladle

la·dle

ladle

pronunciation:
leI dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a spoon with a long handle and a deep bowl used for serving liquids such as soup or punch.
She used a ladle to serve the soup.
 
synonyms:
dipper, scoop
similar words:
spoon, vessel
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ladled, ladles, ladling
definition: to serve with a ladle.
The host ladled punch into our drinking glasses.
synonyms:
dip, scoop
similar words:
bail, dish, spoon
derivation: ladler (n.)
Word History
Ladle comes from an Old English word that means "to load." Compared to a spoon, a ladle carries a load of soup.