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sprinkleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsprɪŋ.kl̩/
C2 to drop a few pieces or drops of something over a surface: Sprinkle a few herbs on the pizza./Sprinkle the pizza with a few herbs.figurative The speech was liberally sprinkled with (= contained many) jokes about the incident.
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sprinklenoun

uk   us   /ˈsprɪŋ.kl̩/ (US also sprinkling)

sprinkle noun (LIGHT FALL)

[C usually singular] a very light fall of rain or snow that lasts only a short time

sprinkle noun (DECORATION)

sprinkles very small pieces of coloured sugar or chocolate used as a decoration on the top of cakes, etc.: Scatter sprinkles over the top of the cake and press on them gently so that they stick to the chocolate.
Translations of “sprinkle”
in Arabic يَرُشّ, يَنْثُر…
in Korean 뿌리다…
in Malaysian memercik…
in French saupoudrer, asperger…
in Turkish saçmak, serpmek, ekmek…
in Italian spruzzare, cospargere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灑, 撒…
in Russian обрызгивать, посыпать…
in Polish posypywać…
in Vietnamese rắc, tưới…
in Spanish esparcir…
in Portuguese salpicar…
in Thai โปรย…
in German streuen, besprenkeln…
in Catalan empolvorar, ruixar…
in Japanese (~を)~にちりばめる, まく, ふりかける…
in Indonesian menaburkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洒, 撒…
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