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sprinkle

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verb sprin·kle \ˈspriŋ-kəl\

Simple Definition of sprinkle

  • : to drop or spread small pieces or amounts of something over something

  • : to put small drops of liquid on (someone or something)

  • : to rain lightly

Full Definition of sprinkle

sprin·kledsprin·kling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to scatter in drops or particles

  3. 2a :  to scatter overb :  to scatter at intervals in or among :  dot <sprinkled the speech with quips>c :  to wet lightly

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to scatter a liquid in fine drops

  6. 2 :  to rain lightly in scattered drops

sprin·kler play \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of sprinkle

  1. He sprinkled water on the plants.

  2. I sprinkled grass seed over the soil.

  3. She sprinkled the clothes before ironing them.

  4. Is it raining? It's just sprinkling a little.



Origin of sprinkle

Middle English sprenklen, sprinclen; akin to Middle High German spreckel, sprenkel spot


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with sprinkle


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sprinkle

noun sprin·kle

Simple Definition of sprinkle

  • : a light rain

  • : a small amount that is sprinkled on something

  • sprinkles : tiny candies that are put on top of a sweet food (such as ice cream)

Full Definition of sprinkle

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of sprinkling; especially :  a light rain

  2. 2 :  sprinkling

  3. 3 plural :  small particles of candy used as a topping (as on ice cream) :  jimmies

Examples of sprinkle

  1. It rained last night, but it was just a sprinkle.

  2. She topped the pasta with a sprinkle of parsley.



1641

First Known Use of sprinkle

1641


SPRINKLE Defined for Kids

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sprinkle

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verb sprin·kle \ˈspriŋ-kəl\

Definition of sprinkle

sprin·kledsprin·kling

  1. 1 :  to scatter in drops or particles <sprinkle water> <sprinkle sand>

  2. 2 :  to scatter over or in or among <Sprinkle the corn with salt.>

  3. 3 :  to rain lightly

sprin·kler \-klər\ noun



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sprinkle

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noun sprin·kle

Definition of sprinkle

  1. 1 :  a light rain

  2. 2 :  sprinkling





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