HyperDic: sprinkling

English > 4 senses of the word sprinkling:
NOUNquantitysprinkling, scatteringa small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
phenomenonsprinkling, scattering, sprinklea light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
actsprinkling, aspersionthe act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
actsprinkling, sprinkle, spargethe act of sprinkling or splashing water
sprinkling > pronunciation
Soundssprih'ngkahlihng; sprih'ngklihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sprinkling: 4 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly.
Example "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"
Synonymscattering
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Verbssprinkledistribute loosely
English > sprinkling: 4 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.
Synonymsscattering, sprinkle
Broadershower, rain showerA brief period of precipitation
Verbssprinklerain gently
English > sprinkling: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare).
Synonymaspersion
BroaderbaptismA Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
English > sprinkling: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of sprinkling or splashing water.
Example"baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"
Synonymssprinkle, sparge
Broaderwateringwetting with water
Spanishaspersión
Catalanaspersió
Verbssprinklescatter with liquid / liquid

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