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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)







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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)
(Definition of sprinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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