Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sprinkling

4 senses of sprinkling

Sense 1
scattering, sprinkling -- (a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 2
scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling -- (a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby)
       => shower, rain shower -- (a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower")

Sense 3
aspersion, sprinkling -- (the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare))
       => baptism -- (a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism")

Sense 4
sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge -- (the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt")
       => watering -- (wetting with water; "the lawn needs a great deal of watering")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sprinkle

4 senses of sprinkle

Sense 1
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse -- (distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")
       => discharge -- (pour forth or release; "discharge liquids")

Sense 2
sprinkle, splash, splosh -- (cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her")
       => scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse -- (distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")

Sense 3
sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter -- (rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick")
       => rain, rain down -- (precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding")

Sense 4
sprinkle, sparge, besprinkle -- (scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn")
       => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

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