AskDefine | Define sprinkling

Dictionary Definition



1 a small number dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green" [syn: scattering]
2 a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby [syn: scattering, sprinkle]
3 the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare) [syn: aspersion]
4 the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt" [syn: sprinkle, sparge]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of sprinkle


  1. The action of the verb to sprinkle.
  2. A small amount of (some liquid, powder or other fine substance) that is sprinkled on to something.
  3. A light shower of rain.

Extensive Definition

Sprinkling can refer to:
  • Sprinkling, a type of character in the video game Viva Piñata.

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