verb (used with object), sprin·kled, sprin·kling.
verb (used without object), sprin·kled, sprin·kling.
Origin of sprinkle
Examples from the Web for 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|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Place one sheet of phyllo on the board, brush it with butter, and sprinkle it with ¾ teaspoon of bread crumbs.
In a casserole place a layer of sliced raw potatoes and over it sprinkle of flour.Stevenson Memorial Cook Book|Various
Sprinkle the salt over the top and cover with large cabbage leaves and then with a cheese-cloth wrung out of salt water.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
Sprinkle with salt, and serve them on a napkin, or as a garnish.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Wipe and split two large pork tenderloins in halves lengthwise; sprinkle with salt, pepper and dredge with flour.Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners|Elizabeth O. Hiller
On the following day, the bride is conducted to the house of the bridegroom, and they sprinkle each other with turmeric water.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for sprinkle
Word Origin for sprinkle
Word Origin and History 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.