sprinkling

noun sprin·kling \ ˈspriŋ-kliŋ \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of sprinkling

1 : a limited quantity or amount : modicum
2 : a small quantity falling in scattered drops or particles
3 : a small number distributed at random : scattering

Examples of sprinkling in a Sentence

  1. a sprinkling of fans showed up at the airport

  2. just a sprinkling of experience with the computer program

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First Known Use of sprinkling

1561

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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SPRINKLING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sprinkling for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount that is sprinkled on something


SPRINKLING Defined for Kids

sprinkling

noun sprin·kling \ ˈspriŋ-kliŋ \

Definition of sprinkling for Students

: a very small number or amount a sprinkling of sugar


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