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
Her appearance on that panel made headlines because it was met with a smattering of boos from the audience.
Lately, however, Deal has undergone a bit of a renaissance with a smattering of casual wine bars, independent galleries, and vintage markets opening up.
Beyond that, there's only a smattering of corner stores in Calumet Park and a Jewel-Osco in Chicago 2 miles north.
Two hundred-something noes, one dude who laughed at us and walked away, and a smattering of yesses.
Each is meticulously maintained and outfitted with some mix of snorkel exhaust, skid plates, oversized mud tires, auxiliary lights, power winches, and a smattering of brand decals and competitive insignia.
The area’s options are plentiful enough that the Wegmans announcement prompted a smattering of concern in a Cleveland Park email group about potential traffic congestion caused by the supermarket.
Of course, there is also a smattering of good old-fashioned works on paper, and nearly all of those are worthwhile, coincidentally or not.
The news conference ended with a smattering of applause from a room filled out with fans in Oregon State merchandise.
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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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