teakettle

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tea +‎ kettle

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teakettle (plural teakettles)

  1. (dated outside US) A vessel for boiling water for tea.
    This lovely teakettle comes in three designer colors.

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teakettle (third-person singular simple present teakettles, present participle teakettling, simple past and past participle teakettled)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To make a shrill sound like a boiling teakettle.
    • 2006, Tim Traver, Sippewissett, Or, Life on a Salt Marsh (page 46)
      The Carolina wrens love it too, and they were teakettling away around me.
    • 2011, Joe Schreiber, The Unholy Cause
      They'd been running hard and the only thing he could hear was his own heart pounding and his breath teakettling in and out of his lungs.