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Meaning of SPRINKLING

Pronunciation:  'springkling

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

SPRINKLING is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: aspersion, scattering, scattering, sparge, sprinkle, sprinkle
 
 See Also: baptism, rain shower, shower, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, watering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sprin"kling\, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, sprinkles.

         Baptism may well enough be performed by sprinkling
         or effusion of water.                 --Ayliffe.

2. A small quantity falling in distinct drops or particles;
   as, a sprinkling of rain or snow.

3. Hence, a moderate number or quantity distributed like
   drops. --Craik.

 

 

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