HyperDic: sprinkle

English > 6 senses of the word sprinkle:
VERBcontactsprinkle, scatter, dot, dust, dispersedistribute loosely
contactsprinkle, splash, sploshcause (a liquid / liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
weathersprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patterrain gently
changesprinkle, sparge, besprinklescatter with liquid / liquid
NOUNphenomenonsprinkle, scattering, sprinklinga light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
actsprinkle, sprinkling, spargethe act of sprinkling or splashing water
sprinkle > pronunciation
Soundssprih'ngkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > sprinkle: 6 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.
Synonymsscattering, sprinkling
Broadershower, rain showerA brief period of precipitation
Verbssprinklerain gently
English > sprinkle: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of sprinkling or splashing water.
Synonymssprinkling, sparge
Broaderwateringwetting with water
Spanishaspersión
Catalanaspersió
Verbssprinklescatter with liquid / liquid
sprinklecause (a liquid / liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
English > sprinkle: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningDistribute loosely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsscatter, dot, dust, disperse
Narroweraerosolize, aerosolisedisperse as an aerosol
bespangledot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swashdash a liquid / liquid upon or against
sprayscatter in a mass or jet of droplets
sprayBe discharged in sprays / sprays of liquid / liquid
sprinkle, splash, sploshCause (a liquid / liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
Broaderdischargepour forth or release
Spanishdispersar, esparcir, rociar, salpicar
Catalandispersar, escampar, escatxicar, espargir, esquitxar, ruixar
Nounssprinklinga small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
English > sprinkle: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause (a liquid / liquid) to spatter about, especially with force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Synonymssplash, splosh
Narrowerdrizzle, moistenmoisten with fine drops
saltsprinkle as if with salt
Broaderscatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseDistribute loosely
Spanishespolvorear, rociar, salpicar
Catalanesquitxar, ruixar
Nounssprinklethe act of sprinkling or splashing water
sprinklermechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden
English > sprinkle: 6 senses > verb 3, weather
Meaningrain gently.
PatternIt is ----ing
Example"It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
Synonymsspit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter
Broaderrain, rain downprecipitate as rain
Spanishchispear, escupir, lloviznar, rociar, salpicar
Catalanesquitxar, ploviscar, plovisquejar
Nounssprinkle, sprinklinga light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
English > sprinkle: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningscatter with liquid / liquid; wet lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey sprinkle the bread with melted butter
Example"Sprinkle the lawn"
Synonymssparge, besprinkle
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Spanishregar, salpicar
Catalanarrosar, brufar, esquitxar, regar, ruixar
Nounssprinkle, sprinklingthe act of sprinkling or splashing water
sprinklermechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden

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