smattering

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noun smat·ter·ing \ˈsma-tə-riŋ\

Definition of smattering

  1. 1 :  superficial piecemeal knowledge <a smattering of carpentry, house painting, bricklaying — Alva Johnston>

  2. 2 :  a small scattered number or amount <a smattering of spectators>

Examples of smattering in a sentence

  1. She only knows a smattering of German.

  2. <a smattering of guests at the art exhibit>

1538

First Known Use of smattering

1538


SMATTERING Defined for English Language Learners

smattering

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noun smat·ter·ing \ˈsma-tə-riŋ\

Definition of smattering for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount of something



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