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sprinkle

verb [T] uk   /ˈsprɪŋ.kl̩/ us  
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.Spreading and scattering

sprinkle

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

sprinkle noun (LIGHT FALL)

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

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.
(Definition of sprinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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