Definition of Sprinkling

1. Noun. A small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly. "A sprinkling of grey at his temples"

Exact synonyms: Scattering
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Sprinkle



2. Noun. A light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.
Exact synonyms: Scattering, Sprinkle
Generic synonyms: Rain Shower, Shower
Derivative terms: Sprinkle, Sprinkle

3. Noun. The act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare).
Exact synonyms: Aspersion
Generic synonyms: Baptism

4. Noun. The act of sprinkling or splashing water. "A sparge of warm water over the malt"
Exact synonyms: Sparge, Sprinkle
Generic synonyms: Watering
Derivative terms: Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Sprinkle

Definition of Sprinkling

1. n. The act of one who, or that which, sprinkles.

Definition of Sprinkling

1. Verb. (present participle of sprinkle) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to sprinkle'''. ¹

3. Noun. A small amount of (some liquid, powder or other fine substance) that is sprinkled on to something. ¹

4. Noun. A light shower of rain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sprinkling

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprinkling

springtime
springtimes
springwater
springwaters
springwood
springwoods
springy
sprinkle
sprinkled
sprinkler
sprinkler system
sprinklered
sprinklering
sprinklers
sprinkles
sprinkling (current term)
sprinklings
sprinkly
sprint
sprinted
sprinter
sprinters
sprinting
sprints
sprit
sprite
sprite halo
spriteful
spritelike

Literary usage of Sprinkling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report (1903)
"NEW sprinkling WAGON. A new 600-gallon sprinkling wagon has been purchased. Thie wagon is equipped with eight-inch lap tires and acts as a road- roller of ..."

2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The chief points of difference between the kinds of sprinkling apparatus ... sprinkling apparatus. i Fl'iwer of Acanthus longifolius with some of the petals ..."

3. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"sprinkling Stokers. — In this system of stoking the fuel in finely divided form is distributed by sprinkling uniformly over the entire area of the grate. ..."

4. A Treatise on Roads and Pavements by Ira Osborn Baker (1918)
"sprinkling with Fresh Water. This is the simplest method of preventing dust. sprinkling a gravel road with water not only suppresses the dust, but prevents ..."

5. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for by Thomas Ewbank (1849)
"Paul and also by Shakespeare—Glaas sprinkling vessel, and a wine taster from Pompeii—Religious uses of sprinkling pots among the ancient ..."

6. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for by Thomas Ewbank (1849)
"... of liquids in them—Ancient atmospheric sprinkling pot—Watering Gardens with ... referred to by St. Paul and also by Shakespeare—Glass sprinkling vessel, ..."

7. A History of Baptism: From Inspired and Uninspired Writings by Isaac Taylor Hinton (1849)
"ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF POURING AND sprinkling. THE history of baptism, so far as the mode is concerned, will be completed by inquiring when, where, ..."

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