Definition of smattering
1 : superficial piecemeal knowledge a smattering of carpentry, house painting, bricklaying — Alva Johnston
2 : a small scattered number or amount a smattering of spectators
Examples of smattering in a Sentence
She only knows a smattering of German.
a smattering of guests at the art exhibit
Recent Examples of smattering from the Web
There’s still a smattering of tickets left for the Pink Floyd legend, whose backing band is spearheaded by fireballing pop duo Lucius –
Blessed with dense cloud cover and even a smattering of rain the next year, the race played to rave reviews.
The soft, dense, and mildly sweet butter bread here is particularly special to Gaspard, with a cup of steaming tea made from local lemongrass and a smattering of ingredients found in the bush.
Plans call for Beyond Video to open with about 10,000 items for rent, mostly DVDs, but also a smattering of Blu-rays and, in instances where movies aren’t available in other formats, VHS tapes.
Minors purchased alcohol at four Circle K and 7-Eleven gas stations, three Publix grocery stores and a smattering of other convenience and liquor stores throughout eight Lake cities, deputies said.
While Hickey dishes up a smattering of apertivo-style bites, Philips is crafting drinks with an eye toward regionality.
Instead, there were primitive worms and arthropods, some species of jellyfish and sponges, and a smattering of multicellular microscopic life.
The new lineup includes a smattering of current production vehicles including the Dodge Charger SRT8, Dodge Ram 1500, Ferrari 250, and Ford GTX1.
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First Known Use of smattering
SMATTERING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smattering for English Language Learners
: a small amount of something
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