What does sprinkling mean?

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ˈsprɪŋ klɪŋsprin·kling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scattering, sprinklingnoun

    a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly

    "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"

  2. scattering, sprinkle, sprinklingnoun

    a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

  3. aspersion, sprinklingnoun

    the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

  4. sprinkle, sprinkling, spargenoun

    the act of sprinkling or splashing water

    "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"


  1. sprinklingnoun

    The action of the verb to sprinkle.

  2. sprinklingnoun

    A small amount of (some liquid, powder or other fine substance) that is sprinkled on to something.

  3. sprinklingnoun

    A light shower of rain.


  1. sprinkling

    Sprinkling refers to the act of scattering small drops or particles of a substance over a surface or object. It involves distributing something lightly and evenly, often for the purpose of moistening, flavoring, or decorating. This term is commonly used in context of cooking, gardening, and religious rituals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprinkling

    of Sprinkle

  2. Sprinklingnoun

    the act of one who, or that which, sprinkles

  3. Sprinklingnoun

    a small quantity falling in distinct drops or particles; as, a sprinkling of rain or snow

  4. Sprinklingnoun

    hence, a moderate number or quantity distributed like drops

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprinkling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprinkling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sprinkling in a Sentence

  1. Hugo Lapointe:

    Obviously you cannot rely on a plan that involves sprinkling water forever on tailings to control the dust.

  2. Shruti Bhardwaj:

    Sprinkling water is the only way to bring down the dangerous pollution levels.

  3. Jessica Lynch:

    I think, 'Really, Lori, stop making it rain,' i still think she's sprinkling safe travels wherever I go.

  4. Sharon Palmer:

    If you skip the added sugar in the fruit bottom, and use a simple sprinkling of spiced oat crumbs on the top—it’s really quite healthy. In fact, it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A tacky
    B proprietary
    C equivalent
    D contagious

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