ˈsprits How to pronounce spritz (audio)
spritzed; spritzing; spritzes

intransitive verb

: to disperse or apply a spray
spritz noun

Examples of spritz in a Sentence

Make sure to spritz the plants with water every day. She spritzed her hair with hairspray.
Recent Examples on the Web There's also dry conditioner now, which, according to cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson, is designed to spritz on just enough to make your hair shinier, smoother, and softer, without the risk of overapplying or making hair greasy. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 25 Sep. 2023 The ceramic barrel also minimizes frizz and uses a unique microchip technology to smooth through hair in just one pass, creating polished curls with minimal heat damage (still, always remember to spritz on a protective heat spray before styling!). Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 22 July 2023 From luxury candleholders to surprisingly affordable coffee table books, home decor items are the perfect present to spritz up a new home, add to a wedding registry, or rejuvenate a favorite space. Tatjana Freund, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Sep. 2023 The testers ran a pea-sized amount of coconut oil evenly across the scalp to make hair oily, then spritzed the dry shampoo on their heads from 10 inches away. Erika Reals, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 Designed to create tousled waves without any crunch, simply spritz into ends (dry or damp) and scrunch for a Gigi-esque finish. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 17 July 2023 Once spritzed, some tended to come across as too pungent or artificial, or barely perceptible after an hour or two of wear. Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2023 The evening began with a cocktail hour outside, where cocktails such as Aperol spritzes or gin and tonics were served. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 27 July 2023 So, get ready to spritz on some heat protectant, and go to town with one of these top-tier flat irons for thick hair. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 30 June 2023 See More

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Word History


German spritzen to squirt, spray

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of spritz was in 1886

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“Spritz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spritz. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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