Definition of sprinkling in English:

sprinkling

noun

  • A small thinly distributed amount of something.

    ‘a sprinkling ofgrey in his hair’
    • ‘Season to taste with black pepper and serve with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan.’
    • ‘A healthy dose of escapism is what we have here, balanced with a sprinkling of scientific facts.’
    • ‘Many of the ground staff are ex-military, but the board has a number of merchant bankers and there's a sprinkling of journalists, police, former UN staffers and aid workers.’
    • ‘Most were high schoolers, but there was also a sprinkling of college students and even a few teenyboppers dashing around.’
    • ‘While there are sprinklings of humor, overall it's a fairly straightforward film.’
    • ‘It was snowing lightly and there was a sprinkling of snow on the ground.’
    • ‘Her porcelain complexion had just a sprinkling of light freckles, right across the bridge.’
    • ‘A sprinkling of international football stars boosted the celebrity of the gathering alongside politicians, media folk and, of course, men and women of letters from clinical and academic medicine.’
    • ‘After about 20 minutes, remove the lid and continue to fry for another 5 minutes, adding a sprinkling of sugar to assist the browning and accentuate the natural sweetness of the onions.’
    • ‘Derived mostly from French (with sprinklings from African, Amerindian, and English dialects), Creole is particularly expressive and idiomatic, using a relatively simple grammatical structure.’
    • ‘Serve in large bowls with liberal sprinklings of Parmesan and huge glasses of wine.’
    • ‘Among the family and friends were a sprinkling of political figures.’
    • ‘Leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving with soured cream, a sprinkling of dill and buttered black bread.’
    • ‘There are sprinklings of yellow and white from buttercups and clover, and dock weeds tower above the lot.’
    • ‘She recognized Stardust immediately; he was a black horse with a sprinkling of grey spots on his neck and back.’
    • ‘Normally one would expect a journalist to display a certain amount of tact and diplomacy, touched with a sprinkling of humour and objectivity.’
    • ‘The sauce was rich and delicately spiced, with a hint of turmeric and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.’
    • ‘The small ceremony attended by family and a sprinkling of friends was followed by a dinner reception and after-party in the wine cellar and penthouse, respectively, of Hotel Icon.’
    • ‘The Rocky Mountains in the west of the State are brown and arid during the summer months with sprinklings of coniferous trees on their parched slopes.’
    • ‘For our tour of America we basically had a reserve team with a sprinkling of first-teamers and because of players being missing our results suffered.’
    scattering, sprinkle, scatter, dusting
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Pronunciation

sprinkling

/ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ/