sprinkling

Definitions of sprinkling
  1. noun
    a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    “a sprinkling of grey at his temples”
    synonyms: scattering
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    type of:
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
  2. noun
    a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    synonyms: scattering, sprinkle
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    type of:
    rain shower, shower
    a brief period of precipitation
  3. noun
    the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    “baptized with a sprinkling of holy water”
    synonyms: sparge, sprinkle
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    type of:
    watering
    wetting with water
  4. noun
    the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
    synonyms: aspersion
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    type of:
    baptism
    a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
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