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Synonyms for sprinkleˈsprɪŋ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling(noun)

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

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

  2. sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge(verb)

    the act of sprinkling or splashing water

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

    scattering, sprinkle, aspersion, sparge, sprinkling

  3. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

    circularise, dissipate, spit, pass around, sprinkle, 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, splosh(verb)

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

    "She splashed the water around her"

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

  5. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter(verb)

    rain gently

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

    swash, spit, sprinkle, 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, besprinkle(verb)

    scatter with liquid; wet lightly

    "Sprinkle the lawn"

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


  1. sprinkle(verb)

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sprinkle(v. a.)

    scatter, strew

  2. sprinkle(v. a.)

    bedew, besprinkle

  3. sprinkle(v. n.)

    rain (moderately)

Translations for sprinkle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • رشArabic
  • ruixar, arruixarCatalan, Valencian
  • pokropit, postříkatCzech
  • besprühen, Nieselregen, sprühenGerman
  • ρίχνωGreek
  • salpicar, rociar, espolvorearSpanish
  • sirote, sirotella, pirskottaa, tihkusade, ripotellaFinnish
  • asperger, saupoudrerFrench
  • crathScottish Gaelic
  • spargere, aspergere, CospargereItalian
  • 小雨, 播く, 蒔く, 振り掛け, 振り掛けるJapanese
  • ಚಿಮುಕು, ಪ್ರೋಕ್ಷಿಸು, ತಕ್ಕಳಿಸು, ಸಿಂಪಡಿಸುKannada
  • 뿌리다Korean
  • spargo, aspergo, asperget eoLatin
  • uwhiuwhiMāori
  • sprenkelenDutch
  • posypać, prysnąć, sypnąć, sprysnąćPolish
  • брызгать, прыскать, побрызгать, опрыскиватьRussian
  • தூவுவதற்குப்Tamil
  • చిలుకుTelugu
  • שפּריץ, שפּריצןYiddish

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