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handful

hand·ful

handful

 
 
pronunciation:
haend fl
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quantity that can be held in a single hand.
She put one more handful of dirt into the flower pot.We sat there eating popcorn by the handful.
definition 2: a small, undetermined amount of something.
We got only a handful of replies.
similar words:
couple
definition 3: (informal) one that is difficult to deal with or control.
That child is really a handful!
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