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sprin•kle



Pronunciation: (spring'kul), [key]
v., -kled, -kling,
n.


v.t.
1. to scatter (a liquid, powder, etc.) in drops or particles: She sprinkled powder on the baby.
2. to disperse or distribute here and there.
3. to overspread with drops or particles of water, powder, or the like: to sprinkle a lawn.
4. to diversify or intersperse with objects scattered here and there.

v.i.
1. to scatter or disperse liquid, a powder, etc., in drops or particles.
2. to be sprinkled.
3. to rain slightly (often used impersonally with it as subject): It may sprinkle this evening.

n.
1. the act or an instance of sprinkling.
2. something used for sprinkling.
3. Usually, sprinkles. small particles of chocolate, candy, sugar, etc., used as a decorative topping for cookies, cakes, ice-cream cones, and the like.
4. a light rain.
5. a small quantity or number.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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