besprinkling


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to besprinkling: blasphemer, folios, duodecimos

be·sprin·kle

 (bĭ-sprĭng′kəl)
tr.v. be·sprin·kled, be·sprin·kling, be·sprin·kles
To sprinkle.

[Probably from Middle English bisprenklen, from bisprengen, from Old English besprengan : be-, be- + sprengan, to sprinkle.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Isaac listened with tolerable composure while Ben Samuel read the letter, and then again resumed the gestures and exclamations of Oriental sorrow, tearing his garments, besprinkling his head with dust, and ejaculating, ``My daughter!