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sprinkle

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

sprinkle

noun [C]  /ˈsprɪŋ·kəl/ ( also sprinkling,  /ˈsprɪŋ·klɪŋ/) us  
a light rain: We might get a sprinkle today.
Translations of “sprinkle”
in Korean 뿌리다…
in Arabic يَرُشّ, يَنْثُر…
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 Spanish esparcir…
in Portuguese salpicar…
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…
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