Synonyms of sprinkling


1. scattering, sprinkling, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount

usage: a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"

2. scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling, shower, rain shower

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

3. aspersion, sprinkling, baptism

usage: the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

4. sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge, watering

usage: the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"


1. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse, discharge

usage: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

2. sprinkle, splash, splosh, scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse

usage: cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"

3. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter, rain, rain down

usage: rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

4. sprinkle, sparge, besprinkle, wet

usage: scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn"

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