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Synonyms for sprinkle
ˈsprɪŋ kəlsprin·kle

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  1. sprinkleverb

    To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance).

    The confectioner sprinkled icing sugar over the cakes.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. scattering, sprinkle, sprinklingnoun

    a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

    scattering, sprinkling, strewing, dispersion, sparge, aspersion, scatter

  2. sprinkle, sprinkling, spargeverb

    the act of sprinkling or splashing water

    "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"

    scattering, aspersion, sparge, sprinkling

  3. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseverb

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

    circularise, dissipate, spit, pass around, spread, dot, spread out, diffuse, broadcast, disseminate, constellate, sparge, propagate, scatter, pitter-patter, splosh, circularize, break up, patter, dust, spatter, dispel, circulate, disperse, stud, splash, distribute, besprinkle

  4. sprinkle, splash, sploshverb

    cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

    "She splashed the water around her"

    swash, slush, squish, squelch, spit, dot, splatter, plash, pitter-patter, scatter, spatter, sparge, patter, besprinkle, dust, disperse, slop, splash, splosh, slosh

  5. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patterverb

    rain gently

    "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

    swash, spit, dot, skewer, spit out, ptyalize, spue, plash, spatter, pitter-patter, scatter, ptyalise, sparge, patter, besprinkle, dust, spew, bespatter, disperse, splash, splosh, splatter

  6. sprinkle, sparge, besprinkleverb

    scatter with liquid; wet lightly

    "Sprinkle the lawn"

    spatter, patter, pitter-patter, splash, dust, disperse, splosh, dot, besprinkle, sparge, scatter, spit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sprinkleverb

    scatter, strew

  2. sprinkleverb

    bedew, besprinkle

  3. sprinkleverb

    rain (moderately)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sprinkleverb

    scatter, strew, besprinkle, bedew, asperse

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How to use sprinkle in a sentence?

  1. Kylie Ivanir:

    To get even more sulforaphane absorption, you can sprinkle some mustard powder on top, blueberries are rich in certain anti-inflammatory polyphenols known as flavonoids that fight DNA damage and slow age-related damage to brain cells.

  2. Abid Qaiyum Suleri:

    The government should introduce water-efficient seed varieties in water-stressed areas and train farmers on using drip irrigation and sprinkle irrigation to save the scarce resource.

  3. Kylie Ivanir:

    Sulforaphane extends the cellular lifespan and prevents neurodegeneration associated with the aging process. Sulforaphane can also be found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, but it is 10 times higher in broccoli sprouts, to get even more sulforaphane absorption, you can sprinkle some mustard powder on top.

  4. Robert M. Hensel:

    A positive attitude, can turn a storm into a sprinkle.

  5. Nathan Erdmann:

    We all share concern about marginalized seniors with limited health care access and poorer overall health status, sprinkle a dangerous new pathology that's not well understood on top of that, and you have a recipe for greater disparities in care.

Translations for sprinkle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • رشArabic
  • ruixar, arruixarCatalan, Valencian
  • pokropit, postříkatCzech
  • besprühen, sprühen, NieselregenGerman
  • ρίχνωGreek
  • salpicar, espolvorear, rociarSpanish
  • sirotella, ripotella, sirote, tihkusade, pirskottaaFinnish
  • saupoudrer, aspergerFrench
  • crathScottish Gaelic
  • aspergere, spargere, CospargereItalian
  • 振り掛ける, 振り掛け, 蒔く, 播く, 小雨Japanese
  • ಪ್ರೋಕ್ಷಿಸು, ಸಿಂಪಡಿಸು, ಚಿಮುಕು, ತಕ್ಕಳಿಸುKannada
  • 뿌리다Korean
  • asperget eo, spargo, aspergoLatin
  • uwhiuwhiMāori
  • sprenkelenDutch
  • sypnąć, sprysnąć, prysnąć, posypaćPolish
  • побрызгать, брызгать, опрыскивать, прыскатьRussian
  • தூவுவதற்குப்Tamil
  • చిలుకుTelugu
  • שפּריצן, שפּריץYiddish

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