Smattering meaning

smătər-ĭng
The definition of a smattering is a small amount of something or a superficial knowledge of something.

When you know only a handful of French words here and there, this is when you know a smattering of French.

When there are a few limited people in an audience applauding but most people are quiet, this is an example of a smattering of applause.

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A superficial knowledge of something, especially a language.

I picked up a smattering of German while on vacation in Germany.

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A small, scattered amount or number.

A smattering of raindrops.

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A superficial knowledge of something, especially a language.

I picked up a smattering of German while on vacation in Germany.

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A small, scattered amount or number.

A smattering of raindrops.

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Slight or superficial knowledge.

A smattering of Latin.

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A small number or amount.
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She knows a smattering of Greek, but not enough to carry on a conversation.

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A small number or amount of something.

There's only a smattering of people who oppose the second amendment.

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Present participle of smatter.
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