Smattering Definition

smătər-ĭng
noun
Slight or superficial knowledge.
A smattering of Latin.
Webster's New World
A small number or amount.
Webster's New World
A superficial knowledge of something, especially a language.
I picked up a smattering of German while on vacation in Germany.
American Heritage
A small, scattered amount or number.
A smattering of raindrops.
American Heritage
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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verb

Present participle of smatter.

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Other Word Forms of Smattering

Noun

Singular:
smattering
Plural:
smatterings

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