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sprinkle

noun

1 sprinkle

A light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.

synonyms: scattering, sprinkling.



2 sprinkle

The act of sprinkling or splashing water.

synonyms: sparge, sprinkling.

verb

1 sprinkle

Distribute loosely.

synonyms: disperse, dot, dust, scatter.

Roget 440: be variegated etc. adj.; variegate, stripe, streak, checker, chequer; bespeckle, speckle; besprinkle, sprinkle; stipple, maculate, ... show more

Roget 998: perform service [ritual actions of clergy], do duty, minister, officiate, baptize, dip, sprinkle; anoint, confirm, lay hands on; give the sacrament, administer the sacrament; ... show more

Roget 37: add, annex, affix, superadd, subjoin, superpose; clap on, saddle on; tack to, append, tag; ingraft; saddle with; ... show more

Roget 73: disperse, scatter, sow, broadcast, disseminate, diffuse, shed, spread, bestrew, overspread, dispense, disband, disembody, ... show more

Dutch: verstrooien

2 sprinkle

Cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force.

synonyms: splash, splosh.

Roget 337: be watery etc. adj.; reek.    add water, water, wet; moisten etc. 339; dilute, dip, immerse; merge; ... show more

Dutch: sprenkelen

3 sprinkle

Rain gently:
— It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick.

synonyms: patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit.

4 sprinkle

Scatter with liquid; wet lightly:
— Sprinkle the lawn.

synonyms: besprinkle, sparge.

Roget 41: mix; join etc. 43; combine etc. 48; commix, immix, intermix; mix up with, mingle; commingle, intermingle, ... show more

Dutch: besproeien, bespuiten, sproeien


Moby thesaurus: Scotch mist, asperge, asperse, band, baptize, bar, bedew, bespangle, bespatter, bespeckle, bespot, besprinkle, blood rain, blotch, bread, check, checker, christen, crumb, dabble ... show more.

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