scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling(noun)
a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge(verb)
the act of sprinkling or splashing water
"baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
sprinkle, splash, splosh(verb)
cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
"She splashed the water around her"
sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter(verb)
"It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
sprinkle, sparge, besprinkle(verb)
scatter with liquid; wet lightly
"Sprinkle the lawn"
A light covering with a sprinkled substance.
He decorated the Christmas card with a sprinkle of glitter.
A light rain shower.
To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance).
The confectioner sprinkled icing sugar over the cakes.
To cover (an object) by sprinkling a substance on to it.
The confectioner sprinkled the cakes with icing sugar.
To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically.
It sprinkled outside all day long.
to scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc
to scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand
to baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify
to scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles
to rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles
to fly or be scattered in small drops or particles
a small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling
a utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler
Origin: [OE. sprenkelen, freq. of sprengen to sprinkle, to scatter, AS. sprengan, properly, to make to spring, causative of springan to spring; akin to D. sprenkelen to sprinkle, G. sprengen. See Spring, v. i., and cf. Sprent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spring′kl, v.t. to scatter in small drops or particles: to scatter on: to baptise with a few drops of water: to purify.—v.i. to scatter in drops.—n. an aspersorium or utensil for sprinkling.—ns. Sprin′kle, Sprin′kling, a small quantity sprinkled: in book-binding, the mottling of the edges of trimmed leaves by scattering a few drops of colour on them; Sprin′kler. [Freq. formed from A.S. sprengan, the causal of springan, to spring; cf. Ger. sprenkeln.]
The numerical value of sprinkle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sprinkle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of sprinkle in a Sentence
I try to sprinkle cheese even on Korean food.
A positive attitude, can turn a storm into a sprinkle.
The government should introduce water-efficient seed varieties in water-stressed areas and train farmers on using drip irrigation and sprinkle irrigation to save the scarce resource.
If you really love the taste of salt, instead of cooking with it, sprinkle a little bit on your food before eating it, it gives that same salty taste without being buried in the food.
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- ruixar, arruixarCatalan, Valencian
- pokropit, postříkatCzech
- besprühen, Nieselregen, sprühenGerman
- salpicar, rociar, espolvorearSpanish
- sirote, sirotella, pirskottaa, tihkusade, ripotellaFinnish
- asperger, saupoudrerFrench
- crathScottish Gaelic
- spargere, aspergere, CospargereItalian
- 小雨, 播く, 蒔く, 振り掛け, 振り掛けるJapanese
- ಚಿಮುಕು, ಪ್ರೋಕ್ಷಿಸು, ತಕ್ಕಳಿಸು, ಸಿಂಪಡಿಸುKannada
- spargo, aspergo, asperget eoLatin
- posypać, prysnąć, sypnąć, sprysnąćPolish
- брызгать, прыскать, побрызгать, опрыскиватьRussian
- שפּריץ, שפּריצןYiddish
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