Sprinkling Sprin"kling (-kl[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sprinkles. [1913 Webster]

Baptism may well enough be performed by sprinkling or effusion of water. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

2. A small quantity falling in distinct drops or particles; as, a sprinkling of rain or snow. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, a moderate number or quantity distributed like separate drops, or as if scattered like drops. --Craik. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sprinkling — can refer to:*Sprinkling, a method of baptism, particularly used for infant baptism.*Sprinkling, a type of character in the video game Viva Piñata.*Sprinkling is a method of creating a causal set from a Lorentzian manifold …   Wikipedia

  • sprinkling — index minimum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sprinkling — small amount, 1590s, from prp. of SPRINKLE (Cf. sprinkle) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sprinkling — [n] hint, dash admixture, dust, dusting, few, handful, lick, mixture, powdering, scattering, several, smattering, sprinkle, strain, taste, tinge, touch, trace; concept 831 Ant. lot …   New thesaurus

  • sprinkling — ► NOUN ▪ a small, thinly distributed amount …   English terms dictionary

  • sprinkling — [spriŋ′kliŋ] n. 1. a small number, quantity, or amount, esp. one that is sprinkled, scattered, or thinly distributed 2. the act of one that sprinkles …   English World dictionary

  • sprinkling — [[t]sprɪ̱ŋklɪŋ[/t]] N SING: usu N of n A sprinkling of something is a small quantity or amount of it, especially if it is spread over a large area. ...a light sprinkling of snow... Norway has a fair sprinkling of women ministers …   English dictionary

  • sprinkling — UK [ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms sprinkling : singular sprinkling plural sprinklings a) a small amount of a liquid or a substance such as sugar or snow on the surface of something a sprinkling of hot pepper b) a small number of… …   English dictionary

  • sprinkling — sprin|kling [ˈsprıŋklıŋ] n [singular] a small amount of something, especially scattered over an area sprinkling of ▪ The hilltops were covered with a sprinkling of snow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sprinkling — noun a sprinkling of a small quantity or amount of something: The hilltops were covered with a sprinkling of snow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”