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sprinkleverb [I/T]

us   /ˈsprɪŋ·kəl/
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.

sprinklenoun [C]

us   /ˈsprɪŋ·kəl/ also sprinkling, /ˈsprɪŋ·klɪŋ/
a light rain: We might get a sprinkle today.
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sprinkleverb [T]

uk   /ˈsprɪŋ.kəl/ us   /ˈsprɪŋ.kəl/
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   /ˈsprɪŋ.kəl/ us   /ˈsprɪŋ.kəl/ US also sprinkling
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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 espolvorear, rociar, 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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