2 the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt" [syn: sprinkling, sparge]
2 cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her" [syn: splash, splosh]
3 rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick" [syn: spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter]
- Rhymes: -ɪŋkəl
- To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or
small pieces (for a solid substance).
- The confectioner sprinkled icing sugar over the cakes.
- To cover (an object)
by sprinkling a substance on to it.
- The confectioner sprinkled the cakes with icing sugar.
- To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically.
- It sprinkled outside all day long.
to cover an object
Nounsprinkle (plural: sprinkles)
- A light covering with a sprinkled substance.
- He decorated the Christmas card with a sprinkle of glitter.
- A light rain shower.
- (light covering with a sprinkled substance): sprinkling
A light covering with a sprinkled substance
- Finnish: sirote
A light rain shower
- Finnish: tihkusade
Sprinkle may be:
Other uses of "sprinkle"
Scotch mist, asperge, asperse, band, baptize, bar, bedew, bespangle, bespatter, bespeckle, bespot, besprinkle, blood rain, blotch, bread, check, checker, christen, crumb, dabble, damp, dampen, dapple, dash, dew, dip, dot, douche, dredge, drizzle, drum, dust, evening mist, fall, flake, fleck, flour, flurry, foam, freckle, froth, gout of rain, harlequin, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, immerse, iris, irrigate, maculate, marble, marbleize, mist, misty rain, mizzle, moisten, moisture, motley, mottle, paddle, patter, pelt, pepper, pimple, pitter-patter, plash, polychrome, polychromize, pour, pour with rain, powder, precipitate, precipitation, rain, rain tadpoles, rainbow, raindrop, rainfall, rainwater, scatter, shake, sheet of rain, shower, shower down, slobber, slop, slosh, spangle, sparge, spatter, speck, speckle, spindrift, spit, splash, splatter, splotch, sponge, spot, spray, spume, stigmatize, stipple, streak, stream, strew, striate, stripe, stud, swash, syringe, tattoo, tessellate, unfrozen hydrometeor, variegate, vein, water, weep, wet, wet down