sprinkle (verb, noun) past tense: sprinkled LISTEN
Sprinkle means ‘to scatter in drops or particles.’
- George sprinkles the flowers every morning.
- Andrew sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on his toast.
Sprinkle also means ‘to rain slightly in scattered drops.’
- You don't need an umbrella; it's just sprinkling a bit.
A sprinkle is an act or instance of sprinkling.
- The cookies have a sprinkle of sugar on them.
- The weatherman predicted a few sprinkles this afternoon.
Did you know?
Sprinkles, in the plural, are tiny pieces of brightly colored candy that you can sprinkle on top of various desserts.
sprinkler: a device with a perforated top used to sprinkle water on grass or inside a building in case of fire. Example: “When Bridget started a kitchen fire, the sprinkler automatically turned on.”
In pop culture
Some people think everything is better with sprinkles. If you’re one of them, you’ve got to watch this video!