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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 ?
So sweetly cool was the atmosphere, after all the feverish day, that the summer eve might be fancied as sprinkling dews and liquid moonlight, with a dash of icy temper in them, out of a silver vase.
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.
At the head, where sits the bride, is a snow-white cake, with an Eiffel tower of constructed decoration, with sugar roses and two angels upon it, and a generous sprinkling of pink and green and yellow candies.
And never a rough in the assemblace--all nicely dressed fathers and mothers, young gentlemen and ladies and children; and plenty of university students and glittering officers; with here and there a gray professor, or a peaceful old lady with her knitting; and always a sprinkling of gawky foreigners.
I noticed some pieces of limbs and such things floating down, and a sprinkling of bark; so I knowed the river had begun to rise.
And if I let a gust of wind or a sprinkling of rain turn me aside from these easy tasks, what preparation would such sloth be for the future I propose to myself?
The moon shone bright; a sprinkling of snow covered the ground, and I reflected that she might, possibly, have taken it into her head to walk about the garden, for refreshment.
Among the talkers, was Stryver, of the King's Bench Bar, far on his way to state promotion, and, therefore, loud on the theme: broaching to Monseigneur, his devices for blowing the people up and exterminating them from the face of the earth, and doing without them: and for accomplishing many similar objects akin in their nature to the abolition of eagles by sprinkling salt on the tails of the race.
And perhaps it was the pleasure the good Spirit had in showing off this power of his, or else it was his own kind, generous, hearty nature, and his sympathy with all poor men, that led him straight to Scrooge's clerk's; for there he went, and took Scrooge with him, holding to his robe; and on the threshold of the door the Spirit smiled, and stopped to bless Bob Cratchit's dwelling with the sprinkling of his torch.
I trust that the labour and hazard of an investigation - of which the smallest results have been slowly pieced together, in the pressure of arduous avocations, under grinding penurious apprehensions, at rise of morn, at dewy eve, in the shadows of night, under the watchful eye of one whom it were superfluous to call Demon - combined with the struggle of parental Poverty to turn it, when completed, to the right account, may be as the sprinkling of a few drops of sweet water on my funeral pyre.
Marner's cottage had no thatch; and Dunstan's first act, after a train of thought made rapid by the stimulus of cupidity, was to go up to the bed; but while he did so, his eyes travelled eagerly over the floor, where the bricks, distinct in the fire-light, were discernible under the sprinkling of sand.
Gramercy for the few drops of thy sprinkling,'' replied De Bracy; ``but this damsel hath wept enough to extinguish a beacon-light.