Sprinkle meaning

sprĭngkəl
To scatter drops or particles on.

Sprinkled the buns with flour.

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To fall or rain in small or infrequent drops.
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To scatter something in drops or particles.
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To scatter (water, sand, etc.) in drops or particles.
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To distribute at random or in a pattern.
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To water (a lawn, etc.) with a sprinkler.
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To scatter something in drops or particles.
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To fall in drops or particles.
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To rain lightly or infrequently.
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The act of sprinkling.
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A small quantity; sprinkling.
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A light rain.
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Tiny pieces of candy, variously flavored and shaped, used for decorating cookies, servings of ice cream, etc.
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To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance).

The confectioner sprinkled icing sugar over the cakes.

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To cover (an object) by sprinkling a substance on to it.

The confectioner sprinkled the cakes with icing sugar.

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(intransitive) To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically.

It sprinkled outside all day long.

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To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
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A light covering with a sprinkled substance.

He decorated the Christmas card with a sprinkle of glitter.

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A light rain shower.
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To scatter in drops or particles.

Sprinkled sugar on the cereal.

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To intersperse with something as if by scattering.

Sprinkled his speech with quotations.

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To distribute or intersperse at random.

Sprinkled jokes throughout the speech.

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The act of sprinkling.
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A light rainfall.
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A small amount; a sprinkling.
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Small particles of candy sprinkled on ice cream as a topping.
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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