1. A light covering with a sprinkled substance.
    He decorated the Christmas card with a sprinkle of glitter.
  2. A light rain shower.


  1. To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance).
    The confectioner sprinkled icing sugar over the cakes.
  2. To cover (an object) by sprinkling a substance on to it.
    The confectioner sprinkled the cakes with icing sugar.
  3. To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically.
    It sprinkled outside all day long.
  4. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.

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