sprinkle

A sprinkle is a light shower of something, often water. It’s also a verb that means to gently scatter something. A sprinkle of snow won’t cause school to close, but a sprinkle of fairy dust could transport you to a magical land.

When there’s a sprinkle of rain, you should bring an umbrella just in case it turns into a downpour. A sprinkler causes a sprinkle of water to fall on the flowerbeds, and if it’s really hot, it can be fun to play under. At the Memorial Day parade, the firefighters might sprinkle confetti over the crowd — and if you’re lucky, they’ll sprinkle candy, too. Speaking of candy, a sprinkle is also a tiny treat often sprinkled on your ice cream.

Definitions of sprinkle
1

v scatter with liquid; wet lightly

Sprinkle the lawn”
Synonyms:
besprinkle, sparge
Type of:
wet
cause to become wet

v rain gently

“It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick”
Synonyms:
patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit
Type of:
rain, rain down
precipitate as rain

v distribute loosely

Synonyms:
disperse, dot, dust, scatter
Types:
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spray
scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
spray
be discharged in sprays of liquid
plash, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, swash
dash a liquid upon or against
splash, splosh
cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
bespangle
dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
aerosolise, aerosolize
disperse as an aerosol
shower
spray or sprinkle with
atomise, atomize
spray very finely
mist
spray finely or cover with mist
syringe
spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
puddle
make a puddle by splashing water
slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around
spill or splash copiously or clumsily
salt
sprinkle as if with salt
drizzle, moisten
moisten with fine drops
Type of:
discharge
pour forth or release

v cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

Synonyms:
splash, splosh
Types:
salt
sprinkle as if with salt
drizzle, moisten
moisten with fine drops
Type of:
disperse, dot, dust, scatter
distribute loosely

n the act of sprinkling or splashing water

Synonyms:
sparge, sprinkling
Type of:
watering
wetting with water

n a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

Synonyms:
scattering, sprinkling
Type of:
rain shower, shower
a brief period of precipitation

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