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sprinkling

[ spring-kling ]
/ ˈsprɪŋ klɪŋ /
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noun

a small quantity or number scattered here and there.
a small quantity sprinkled or to be sprinkled.

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Origin of sprinkling

First recorded in 1400–50, sprinkling is from the late Middle English word sprenclyng.See sprinkle, -ing1
sprin·kling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sprinkling

sprinkling
/ (ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ) /

noun

a small quantity or amounta sprinkling of commonsense
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