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sprinklingnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈsprɪŋ.kl̩.ɪŋ/
smallpieces or ​drops of something that are ​dropped over a ​surface: Top each ​bowl with agenerous sprinkling offreshmint.figurative The ​audience were ​mainly women with a sprinkling (= a ​smallnumber) of earnest-looking men.figurative Looking ​young for his 40 ​years, he has just a sprinkling (= a ​smallnumber) ofgreyhairs at the ​temples.
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