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  1. sprin·kle
    IPA[ˈspriNGk(ə)l]
  2. verb

    • 1. scatter or pour small drops or particles of a substance over (an object or surface):

      I sprinkled the floor with water
      Synonym : dredge, dust, powder
    • 2. scatter or pour (small drops or particles of a substance) over an object or surface:

      sprinkle sesame seeds over the top
    • 3. distribute or disperse something randomly or irregularly throughout (something):

      he sprinkled his conversation with quotations
    • 4. place or attach (a number of things) at irregularly spaced intervals:

      a dress with little daisies sprinkled all over it
    • 5. rain very lightly:

      it began to sprinkle

    noun

    • 1. a small quantity or amount of something scattered over an object or surface:

      a generous sprinkle of pepper fiction with a sprinkle of fact
    • 2. a light rain:

      the rain grew from a mere sprinkle to a respectable drizzle
    • 3. tiny sugar shapes, typically rods and balls, used for decorating cakes, ice cream, and other desserts.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sprinkle, plural noun: sprinkles

    • v.: verb: sprinkle, 3rd person present: sprinkles, gerund or present participle: sprinkling, past tense: sprinkled, past participle: sprinkled

    • verb

      cover (an object or surface) with small drops or particles of a substance:

      scatter or pour (small drops or particles of a substance) over an object or surface:

    • noun

      a small quantity or amount of something scattered over an object or surface:

      a light rain:

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