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sprinkle 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈspriNGkəl/,
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sprinkled, past participle; sprinkled, past tense; sprinkles, 3rd person singular present; sprinkling, present participle;
  1. Scatter or pour small drops or particles of a substance over (an object or surface)
    • - I sprinkled the floor with water
  2. Scatter or pour (small drops or particles of a substance) over an object or surface
    • - sprinkle sesame seeds over the top
  3. Distribute or disperse something randomly or irregularly throughout (something)
    • - he sprinkled his conversation with quotations
  4. Place or attach (a number of things) at irregularly spaced intervals
    • - a dress with little daisies sprinkled all over it
  5. Rain very lightly
    • - it began to sprinkle
Noun
  1. A small quantity or amount of something scattered over an object or surface
    • - a generous sprinkle of pepper
    • - fiction with a sprinkle of fact
  2. A light rain

  3. Tiny sugar shapes, typically strands and balls, used for decorating cakes and desserts


  1. scattering: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
  2. scatter: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
  3. the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"
  4. cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"
  5. rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
  6. scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn"
  7. (sprinkles) jimmies: bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream
  8. (sprinkling) scattering: a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"
  9. Sprinkles, hundreds and thousands, ants or jimmies are very small pieces of confectionery used as a decoration or to add texture to desserts - typically cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and some puddings. ...
  10. A light covering with a sprinkled substance; A light rain shower; To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance); To cover (an object) by sprinkling a substance on to it; To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically
  11. (SPRINKLED) The spattering of book edges from a brush charged with liquid ink. This may also be done with an air brush.
  12. (Sprinkles) A decoration, sprinkle are usually thicker than course sugar, come in a multitude of colors, and have a "waxy" finish.
  13. (Sprinkles) These are small candies that are sprinkled on cakes and cookies.  Varieties includes nonpareils, dragées, snowflakes, and jimmies.
  14. (Sprinkles) pegasus. 1983. Waterfall. lavender with blue hair. She has blue ducks on her rear.
  15. (sprinkles) Also called jimmies and nonpareils. Sprinkles are tiny pieces of sugar candy, normally round or elongated, coated in a chocolate or a colored sugar topping. They are commonly used to decorate the tops of cakes, cookies, and pastries.
  16. (Sprinkling (Baptism)) baptism where the pastor wets his/her hand and places it on the persons head. Usually three times while saying, "In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."
  17. (Sprinkling) a ceremonial act of consecration. GOD often commanded that an unclean object be sprinkled with water, olive oil, or blood (Lev. 14:48-52; Num. 19:18-20). Sprinkling signified that an impurity had been recognized and then cleansed. ...