What does sprinkling mean?

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ˈsprɪŋ klɪŋsprin·kling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scattering, sprinkling(noun)

    a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly

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

  2. scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling(noun)

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

  3. aspersion, sprinkling(noun)

    the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

  4. sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge(noun)

    the act of sprinkling or splashing water

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


  1. sprinkling(Noun)

    The action of the verb to sprinkle.

  2. sprinkling(Noun)

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

  3. sprinkling(Noun)

    A light shower of rain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprinkling

    of Sprinkle

  2. Sprinkling(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, sprinkles

  3. Sprinkling(noun)

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

  4. Sprinkling(noun)

    hence, a moderate number or quantity distributed like drops

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How to say sprinkling in sign language?

  1. sprinkling


  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. Shruti Bhardwaj:

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

  2. Jessica Lynch:

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

  3. Hugo Lapointe:

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

  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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