Definition of teapot in English:



  • A pot with a handle, spout, and lid, in which tea is brewed and from which it is poured.

    • ‘I am going to stop now before I start to disclose such things as my discomfort when a teapot spout is facing me.’
    • ‘Pots of tea, poured from stunning teapots, are a must with lunch.’
    • ‘He gives me a strange look as I reach for the teapot and pour myself a cup.’
    • ‘She took the teapot and poured herself and Kriss steaming cups of green tea.’
    • ‘In another small watercolor, also from 2004, there is a series of figures that look like women in green dresses, but that can also be read as teapots with double spouts.’
    • ‘As soon as the water comes to a full boil, pour it into the teapot.’
    • ‘Other items of high-quality tableware included plates, bowls, saucers, cups, tea bowls, teapots, tureens, sauce boats, fish drainers and pickle dishes.’
    • ‘She reached for his teapot, and poured him out a cup.’
    • ‘Birds and animals frequently were used as models because their mouths, bodies and tails could be easily adapted as the spouts, bodies and handles of teapots, while their heads might serve as lids or finials.’
    • ‘The exhibition features a surreal and eccentric collection of creations such as three spouted teapots and upside down jugs, and opens tomorrow, Saturday.’
    • ‘The tea must be brewed in a teapot, preferably made of glass so that a glimpse of the clear amber liquid adds to the delight.’
    • ‘Her specialty is pottery and the shelves are lined with mugs, teapots, bowls, candle holders, honey pots and napkin rings.’
    • ‘Its plates, cups, teapots and bowls have coloured drawings and patterns of beautiful leaves and flowers.’
    • ‘It's poured into tiny glasses from a silver teapot, the spout held high in the air.’
    • ‘The body of the teapot (without handle and spout) was then turned smooth on a lathe.’
    • ‘A servant stood nearby holding a tray of light snacks and a teapot ready to be poured.’
    • ‘If brewing in a teapot, allow one serve per individual and one for the pot.’
    • ‘They receive you with effusive warmth, offer you mint tea poured from a silver teapot from high into little glasses, and serve you the local dishes cooked in the traditional way.’
    • ‘‘What's more, the tea brewed in a Yixing teapot smells especially good,’ Wu added.’
    • ‘Jewellery, vases, sculptures, clocks, mugs and jugs, teapots and plant pots will be among the many items on show.’