Sprinkle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsprɪŋkl|  American pronunciation of the word sprinkle
Brit.  |ˈsprɪŋk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word sprinkle


- a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby (syn: scattering, sprinkling)
- the act of sprinkling or splashing water (syn: sparge, sprinkling)


- distribute loosely (syn: disperse, dot, dust, scatter)
- cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force (syn: splash, splosh)
- rain gently(syn: patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit)
- scatter with liquid; wet lightly (syn: besprinkle, sparge)


He sprinkled water on the plants.

I sprinkled grass seed over the soil.

She sprinkled the clothes before ironing them.

“Is it raining?” “It's just sprinkling a little.”

It rained last night, but it was just a sprinkle.

She topped the pasta with a sprinkle of parsley.

He sprinkled the coffin with Holy Water.

And sprinkle it lightly with pepper.

He sprinkled the speech with quips.

The rain continued to sprinkle.

Sprinkle the top with cheese.

I sprinkled cocoa over my latte.

Add a sprinkle of salt.

It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick

Crush the nuts and sprinkle them on top of the cake.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sprinkle
he/she/it: sprinkles
present participle: sprinkling
past tense: sprinkled
past participle: sprinkled
singular: sprinkle
plural: sprinkles
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