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sprin·kling

 (sprĭng′klĭng)
n.
1. A small amount or quantity; a modicum.
2. A small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed.

sprinkling

(ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ)
n
a small quantity or amount: a sprinkling of common sense.

sprin•kling

(ˈsprɪŋ klɪŋ)

n.
1. a small quantity scattered here and there.
2. a small quantity sprinkled or to be sprinkled.
[1400–50]

Sprinkling

 a small amount falling in drops; a small number scattered here and there.
Examples: sprinkling of blood, 1835; of dung, 1760; of our gentry, 1621; of grey hairs, 1706; of mud, 1760; of people; of pepper; of rain, 1700; of salt, 1842; of foreign words, 1876.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprinkling - a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.sprinkling - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearbysprinkling - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
rain shower, shower - a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower"
3.sprinkling - the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)sprinkling - the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
baptism - a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
4.sprinkling - the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"
watering - wetting with water; "the lawn needs a great deal of watering"

sprinkling

noun scattering, dusting, scatter, few, dash, handful, sprinkle, smattering, admixture a light sprinkling of snow
Translations
قَليلٌ من، رَشَّةٌ مِن
pártrocha
kevéske
reytingur

sprinkling

[ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ] N
1. (with water) → rociada f
a sprinkling of rainunas gotitas de lluvia
2. (= small quantity) there was a sprinkling of young peoplehabía unos cuantos jóvenes
a sprinkling of knowledgeunos pocos conocimientos

sprinkling

[ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ] n
(= small quantity or amount) [water] → quelques gouttes fpl; [salt] → pincée f; [sugar] → légère couche f; [snow] → fine couche f
(= small number)
a sprinkling of grey hairs → quelques (rares) cheveux blancs
a sprinkling of women ministers → quelques (rares) femmes ministres

sprinkling

n (of rain, dew etc)ein paar Tropfen; (of sugar etc)Prise f; (fig, of humour, comedy etc) → Anflug m; (of common sense)Spur f; there was a sprinkling of grey in his hairein paar graue Fäden durchzogen sein Haar; there was a sprinkling of young peoplees waren ein paar vereinzelte junge Leute da; a sprinkling of frecklesein paar Sommersprossen; to give something a sprinkling (with water) → etw besprengen or besprenkeln

sprinkling

[ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ] n (of water, snow) → spruzzatina; (of salt, sugar) → pizzico
there was a sprinkling of young people → c'era qualche giovane

sprinkle

(ˈspriŋkl) verb
to scatter something over something else in small drops or bits. He sprinkled salt over his food; He sprinkled the roses with water.
ˈsprinkler noun
an apparatus for sprinkling eg water over a lawn.
ˈsprinkling noun
a small amount or a few. There were mostly women at the meeting but there was a sprinkling of men.
References in classic literature ?
Very carefully he began sprinkling the Thing with the precious powder.
That for six thousand years --and no one knows how many millions of ages before --the great whales should have been spouting all over the sea, and sprinkling and mistifying the gardens of the deep, as with so many sprinkling or mistifying pots; and that for some centuries back, thousands of hunters should have been close by the fountain of the whale, watching these sprinklings and spoutings --that all this should be, and yet, that down to this blessed minute (fifteen and a quarter minutes past one o'clock P.
There was a tolerably fair sprinkling of young folks, and another fair sprinkling of gentlemen and ladies who were non-committal as to age, being neither actually old or absolutely young.
The current of air, and the sprinkling of water over his face, soon produced their customary effect.
And there, too, was a sprinkling of less distinguished Parliamentary Barnacles, who had not as yet got anything snug, and were going through their probation to prove their worthiness.
It was necessarily but a sprinkling of any class of Barnacles that attended the marriage, for there were not two score in all, and what is that subtracted from Legion
No servant will come here because the place is so lonely and out-of-the-way, so my clever husband, the Crooked Magician, proposed that I make a girl out of some sort of material and he would make her live by sprinkling over her the Powder of Life.
Somewhere a storm was gathering, but only a small cloud had scattered some raindrops lightly, sprinkling the road and the sappy leaves.
There must have been many open mouths and following eyes on board those ships - Dutch, English, with a sprinkling of Americans and a German or two - who had all hoisted their flags at eight o'clock as if in honour of our arrival.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 10 (ANI): Following a directive by Delhi's Environment Minister Imran Hussain, the Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited on Friday has been assgined to settle down particulate matter (PM) in the national capital region through aerial sprinkling in Delhi.
INGREDIENTS: Cake: 150g margarine, 160g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 1tsp vanilla essence, 160g self raising flour, 3tbs Greek yoghurt, 30g dark chocolate drops and a few extra for sprinkling, punnet of strawberries hulled and halved, icing sugar to dust.
KMC Administrator Sajjad Hussain Abbasi on Thursday formally opened the campaign with the sprinkling of insecticides in the Glass Tower Nullah in Clifton.