- sprinkler system,
- sprint medley,
Origin of sprinkling
verb (used with object), sprin·kled, sprin·kling.
verb (used without object), sprin·kled, sprin·kling.
Origin of sprinkle
Examples from the Web for sprinkling
Stephen Colbert dug up the clip and had a laugh, sprinkling on some fun with puns to seal the deal.Dumpster Politicians, Jeter Tributes, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sprinkling of hands went up, maybe 15 to 20 percent of the audience—“and some of them lie,” he exclaimed.The Key to Being a Leader During Crisis? Break the Rules|Eleanor Clift|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sprinkling a little personal responsibility sugar on top can't hurt.
Probably because self-identified Republicans include moderates and even a sprinkling of liberals.
Most also are George W. Bush/Dick Cheney/Don Rumsfeld retreads, with a dash of Reaganites and a sprinkling of realists thrown in.The Republican Party Is Losing Its Grip on Foreign Policy|Leslie H. Gelb|November 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It possesses its own nouns, verbs and other parts of speech, a sprinkling of slang, and practically no "swear" words.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe|Ernest Young
As they got closer to downtown Kowloon, however, Chinese predominated, with only a sprinkling of what were evidently Englishmen.The Caves of Fear|John Blaine
Toward the end of our ride we got where the ground was more fertile, and there had recently been a sprinkling of rain.Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches|Theodore Roosevelt
It was the home of the three hundred miners and their families,—mostly Huns, but with a sprinkling of Cornishmen.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
Baste them with butter, and take them up with the gravy in, sprinkling a little over them before they are quite done.
Word Origin for sprinkle
"small amount," 1590s, verbal noun from sprinkle (v.).
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.