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Meaning of “sprinkle” in the English Dictionary

"sprinkle" in British English

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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 ​lightfall of ​rain or ​snow that ​lasts only a ​shorttime
  • sprinkle noun (DECORATION)

sprinkles very ​smallpieces of ​colouredsugar 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sprinkleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈsprɪŋ·kəl/
to ​scatter a few ​drops or ​smallpieces of something: [T] Sprinkle ​cheese on the ​pizza. Someone who says that it is sprinkling ​means it is raining ​lightly.

sprinklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsprɪŋ·kəl/ (also sprinkling,  /ˈsprɪŋ·klɪŋ/ )
a ​lightrain: We might get a sprinkle today.
(Definition of sprinkle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sprinkle”
in Korean 뿌리다…
in Arabic يَرُشّ, يَنْثُر…
in Malaysian memercik…
in French saupoudrer, asperger…
in Russian обрызгивать, посыпать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灑, 撒…
in Italian spruzzare, cospargere…
in Turkish saçmak, serpmek, ekmek…
in Polish posypywać…
in Spanish esparcir…
in Vietnamese rắc, tưới…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 洒, 撒…
in Indonesian menaburkan…
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