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Noun: sprinkling  spring-k(u-)ling
  1. A small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    "a sprinkling of grey at his temples";
    - scattering
     
  2. A light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    - scattering, sprinkle
     
  3. The act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
    - aspersion
     
  4. The act of sprinkling or splashing water
    "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water";
    - sprinkle, sparge
Verb: sprinkle  spring-kul
  1. Distribute loosely
    "He sprinkled gun powder under the wagon";
    - scatter, dot, dust, disperse
     
  2. Cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
    "She sprinkled the water around her";
    - splash, splosh
     
  3. Rain gently
    "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick";
    - spit [Brit], spatter, patter, pitter-patter
     
  4. Scatter with liquid; wet lightly
    "Sprinkle the lawn";
    - sparge, besprinkle

Derived forms: sprinklings

Type of: baptism, discharge, rain, rain down, rain shower, shower, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, watering, wet

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