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Meaning & Definition of Sprinkle in English

English

Sprinkle

/sprɪŋkəl/

noun

1. A light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

    synonym:
  • scattering
  • ,
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • sprinkling

2. The act of sprinkling or splashing water

  • "Baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"
  • "A sparge of warm water over the malt"
    synonym:
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • sprinkling
  • ,
  • sparge

verb

1. Distribute loosely

  • "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
    synonym:
  • scatter
  • ,
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • dot
  • ,
  • dust
  • ,
  • disperse

2. Cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

  • "She splashed the water around her"
    synonym:
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • splash
  • ,
  • splosh

3. Rain gently

  • "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
    synonym:
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • spit
  • ,
  • spatter
  • ,
  • patter
  • ,
  • pitter-patter

4. Scatter with liquid

  • Wet lightly
  • "Sprinkle the lawn"
    synonym:
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • sparge
  • ,
  • besprinkle