verb (used with object), sprin·kled, sprin·kling.
verb (used without object), sprin·kled, sprin·kling.
Origin of sprinkle
Synonyms for sprinkle
Related Words for sprinklemoisten, dredge, smear, shower, spray, stud, dust, strew, dot, pepper, freckle, christen, dampen, spit, spot, rain, speckle, baptize, powder, shake
Examples from the Web for sprinkle
Contemporary Examples of sprinkle
Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper.
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, place on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle on the flour and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Some dried cranberries for tartness and a sprinkle of sea salt make these my all-time favorite cookies.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
November 28, 2014
Place one sheet of phyllo on the board, brush it with butter, and sprinkle it with ¾ teaspoon of bread crumbs.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
November 27, 2014
Historical Examples of sprinkle
Remove from the fat, drain, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Then glaze them all over with egg, and sprinkle them with bread-crumbs.
Season them with pepper and salt, and sprinkle them thick with flour.
Pick, wash, and dry six ounces of currants, and sprinkle them with flour.
It was now full daylight, and the rain was dying away to a sprinkle.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Word Origin for sprinkle
late 14c. (implied in sprinkled), frequentative of sprenge (see spring (v.)) or via Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sprenkel "spot, speck," from PIE root *(s)preg- "to jerk, scatter" (cf. Latin spargere "to scatter, sprinkle"). The meaning "rain lightly" is first recorded 1778. Related: Sprinkling.