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sprinkle

sprin·kle

sprinkle

 
pronunciation:
sprIng kl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sprinkled, sprinkles, sprinkling
definition 1: to drop or scatter in small bits.
I always sprinkle nuts on my ice cream.
synonyms:
powder, spray
similar words:
dash, disperse, dribble, dust, sift, spatter, spit, splash
definition 2: to drop or scatter small bits upon.
He is sprinkling the lawn.She sprinkled the salad with cheese.
synonyms:
mist, shower, spray
similar words:
dust, fog, spatter, splash, squirt, water
definition 3: to rain very lightly (often used with "it").
It has been sprinkling off and on.
similar words:
drizzle, mist, rain, shower, trickle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slight amount of rain.
The sprinkle only lasted for a few hours before the sun came out.
synonyms:
shower
definition 2: a small amount or number.
There was a sprinkle of laughter in the classroom.
Word Builder: sprinkle +
  • sprinkler:
    a machine that sprinkles water.