sprinkle

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈsprɪŋkəl/

Verb[change]

Plain form
sprinkle

Third-person singular
sprinkles

Past tense
sprinkled

Past participle
sprinkled

Present participle
sprinkling

  1. (transitive) If you sprinkle something, you cover an object with small drops or particles of a substance.
    The confectioner sprinkled icing sugar over the cakes.
  2. (intransitive) To rain very lightly outside.
    It sprinkled very early in the morning.

Noun[change]

Singular
sprinkle

Plural
sprinkles

  1. A sprinkle is a light covering with a small amount of substance.
    He decorated the Christmas card with a sprinkle of glitter.
  2. A sprinkle is a light rain.