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sprinkling

[ spring-kling ]

noun

  1. a small quantity or number scattered here and there.

    Synonyms: hint, dash, touch, sprinkle

  2. a small quantity sprinkled or to be sprinkled.

    Synonyms: hint, dash, touch, sprinkle



sprinkling

/ ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ /

noun

  1. a small quantity or amount

    a sprinkling of commonsense



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Other Words From

  • sprinkling·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sprinkling1

First recorded in 1400–50, sprinkling is from the late Middle English word sprenclyng. See sprinkle, -ing 1
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Example Sentences

Then, after baking, an entire half-cup of butter is brushed into the loaves’ split tops that makes the cake supernaturally moist, and a sprinkling of sugar while still warm creates a sweet crusty top.

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As a result, the ship’s only remaining fire pumps were taken offline, leaving the vessel’s firemain and foam sprinkling system non-functional.

Even the smallest sprinkling of rain, like San Diego experienced on Monday, is often enough to close some local beaches because of the sewage flowing through the Tijuana River.

Drizzle with a little more olive oil, a sprinkling of fleur de sel and a squeeze of lemon, and serve.

Describing the page as his only social media account, he has a sprinkling of posts that include some behind-the-scenes moments at work and photos of scripture.

Stephen Colbert dug up the clip and had a laugh, sprinkling on some fun with puns to seal the deal.

The elderly seemed to be the majority of voters turning up to vote but there was a fair sprinkling of young people.

A sprinkling of hands went up, maybe 15 to 20 percent of the audience—“and some of them lie,” he exclaimed.

Sprinkling a little personal responsibility sugar on top can't hurt.

Probably because self-identified Republicans include moderates and even a sprinkling of liberals.

Around the table were seated about twenty persons, amongst whom the usual sprinkling of sacerdotes was not wanting.

Take the plants up with care, sprinkling with water and keeping covered.

It was not alone the slaying and offering of sacrifice, but also the sprinkling of blood that made atonement.

On the left hand were a good sprinkling of popes, among people of all sorts and conditions, but all foreigners.

They sink pits in the pathways of their game, covering them with light sticks and leaves and sprinkling earth over the whole.

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