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Definition of "sprinkle" []

  • To scatter in drops or particles: sprinkled sugar on the cereal. (verb-transitive)
  • To scatter drops or particles on. (verb-transitive)
  • To intersperse with something as if by scattering: sprinkled his speech with quotations. (verb-transitive)
  • To distribute or intersperse at random. (verb-transitive)
  • To scatter something in drops or particles. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sprinkle" in a sentence
  • "I am not big on salt in general, but a sprinkle is a must."
  • "Again sprinkle water on the roti and spread it around in a circular movement."
  • "When used to designate action, the word sprinkle means scatter in particles."