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sprinklingnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈsprɪŋ.kəl.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈsprɪŋ.kəl.ɪŋ/
small pieces or drops of something that are dropped over a surface: Top each bowl with a generous sprinkling of fresh mint.figurative The audience were mainly women with a sprinkling (= a small number) of earnest-looking men.figurative Looking young for his 40 years, he has just a sprinkling (= a small number) of grey hairs at the temples.
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