Sprinkle Definition

sprĭngkəl
sprinkled, sprinkles, sprinkling
verb
sprinkled, sprinkles, sprinkling
To fall in drops or particles.
Webster's New World
To scatter (water, sand, etc.) in drops or particles.
Webster's New World
To scatter drops or particles upon; cover or strew with a sprinkling.
Webster's New World
To scatter something in drops or particles.
Webster's New World
To intersperse with something as if by scattering.
Sprinkled his speech with quotations.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
gathercollect
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noun
sprinkles
The act of sprinkling.
Webster's New World
A small quantity; sprinkling.
Webster's New World
A light rain.
Webster's New World
Tiny pieces of candy, variously flavored and shaped, used for decorating cookies, servings of ice cream, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sprinkle

Noun

Singular:
sprinkle
Plural:
sprinkles

Origin of Sprinkle

  • Middle English sprenklen perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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