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Definition of sprinkle
1 [with object] scatter or pour small drops or particles of a substance over (an object or surface):I sprinkled the floor with water scatter or pour (small drops or particles of a substance) over an object or surface:sprinkle sesame seeds over the top distribute or disperse something randomly or irregularly throughout (something):he sprinkled his conversation with quotations place or attach (a number of things) at irregularly spaced intervals:a dress with little daisies sprinkled all over it 2 [no object]
, it is sprinkling
, etc.) North American rain very lightly:it began to sprinkle
1a small quantity or amount of something scattered over an object or surface:a generous sprinkle of pepper figurativefiction with a sprinkle of fact 2 [in singular] North American a light rain. 3
) chiefly North American tiny sugar shapes, typically rods and balls, used for decorating cakes, ice cream, and other desserts.