Adjective "Sprinkled" definition and examples

(Sprinkled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsprɪŋk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

verb

Cover (an object or surface) with small drops or particles of a substance.
  1. 'Some residents still sprinkle red brick dust on their doorway steps to ward off evil spirits.'
  2. 'Salt, then, was too valuable to be sprinkled on food.'
  3. 'Instead, 217 was not such a bad score on a pitch sprinkled with drizzle and well disposed to good seam bowling.'
  4. 'Then he put on his aftershave and sprinkled some on me.'
  5. 'Once the pan was hot enough, I sprinkled the smooth surface with vegetable oil and started reheating yesterday's rice.'
  6. 'Once it has thickened, pour it over the fruit - sprinkle a little icing sugar over the custard to stop a skin forming.'
  7. 'Meteorologists have known since 1946 that dry ice sprinkled on clouds can cause rain to fall.'
  8. 'Two large cannolis, each with mini chocolate chips on either end were nestled inside, the tops of the crispy pastry shells sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar.'
  9. 'A priest sprinkles holy water on an infant's head, chanting as he does so.'
  10. 'Water brought by the attenders will be blessed during the ceremony, and can then be sprinkled on the graves.'
  11. 'Using a small spoon, sprinkle the surface with sago flour.'
  12. 'At night she sprinkles a few drops of lavender oil on her pillow to help her sleep.'
  13. 'In a classic botch-up, the grass at the River Plate Stadium had been liberally sprinkled with sea water, the grass dying in the heat.'
  14. 'Evenly sprinkle the grated cheese over the sauce.'
  15. 'The fried rice was mixed up with tiny pieces of chopped onion and bacon, and was finally sprinkled with chopped green onion.'
  16. 'Pour the soup in bowls, sprinkle the surface with toasted sesame seeds, and serve with sesame crackers.'
  17. 'One warm, humid summer day is all it takes to trigger an outbreak of powdery mildew, a fungal disease that causes leaves to look as if they have been sprinkled with talcum powder.'
  18. 'If desired grated cheese and breadcrumbs can be sprinkled on top and then bake for a further 20 mins.'
  19. 'Ladle the mussels into warmed bowls, drizzle over a little more sesame oil and serve sprinkled with the remaining spring onion shreds.'
  20. 'Getting out the cereal, milk and sugar, she walked with them over to the table and poured her breakfast and sprinkled sugar over it.'
  21. 'Mass begins with the archbishop walking through the aisles, sprinkling holy water left and right.'
  22. 'Once it has thickened, pour it over the fruit - sprinkle a little icing sugar over the custard to stop a skin forming.'
  23. 'The accompanying pale yellow fries are crisp, lightly battered, fast-foody and sprinkled with sea salt.'
  24. 'At the Dawn Temple a saffron robed monk sprinkled us with holy water and tied yellow string around our wrists in exchange for a donation in his bowl.'
  25. 'Aurora was kneeling beside me, lightly sprinkling water on my face to rouse me.'
  26. 'We joined the party, and we all ate sliced fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with chunky sea salt'
  27. 'Easy to apply, this herbicide may be sprinkled on the soil surface of garden beds or on top of mulch any time of the day throughout the growing season.'
  28. 'A vague citrus flavour permeated the sautéed and very tender shrimp, which was sprinkled generously with snow peas and carrots.'
  29. 'Some residents still sprinkle red brick dust on their doorway steps to ward off evil spirits.'
  30. 'At night she sprinkles a few drops of lavender oil on her pillow to help her sleep.'
  31. 'Throughout the procession the monks sprinkled sacred water, blessing the people from the community who were lining the streets.'
  32. 'Pour the soup in bowls, sprinkle the surface with toasted sesame seeds, and serve with sesame crackers.'
  33. 'If desired grated cheese and breadcrumbs can be sprinkled on top and then bake for a further 20 mins.'
  34. 'Salt, then, was too valuable to be sprinkled on food.'
  35. 'Evenly sprinkle the grated cheese over the sauce.'
  36. 'The nice thing about salt is that it can be sprinkled on nearly everything.'
  37. 'Spread hot mixture over the chips; sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top and put in the oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.'
  38. 'A priest sprinkles holy water on an infant's head, chanting as he does so.'
  39. 'Smith starts her day with oatmeal sprinkled with almonds or walnuts and flaxseed.'
  40. 'Meteorologists have known since 1946 that dry ice sprinkled on clouds can cause rain to fall.'
  41. 'Two large cannolis, each with mini chocolate chips on either end were nestled inside, the tops of the crispy pastry shells sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar.'
  42. 'The dish is comprised of strips of beef, deep fried in batter, drizzled with a sweet sauce and sprinkled with sesame.'
  43. 'While often sad and grim, the book is nevertheless sprinkled with the author's trademark humor.'
  44. 'Their internal monologues and many of their conversations are liberally sprinkled with French words and phrases.'
  45. 'From the moment she saw its black coat, sprinkled with white hairs, she fell in love with it.'
  46. 'She pushed her black hair, sprinkled lightly with gray, away from her face and closed her eyes.'
  47. 'a dress with little daisies sprinkled all over it'
  48. 'Factual errors are sprinkled through the text.'
  49. 'Pilgrim is a philosophy major, and he sprinkles philosophical humor throughout the book.'
  50. 'Little nuggets of information are sprinkled throughout.'
  51. 'Tiny yellow flowers were sprinkled throughout the mosses that blanketed the slippery rocks at the waters walls.'
  52. 'Freckles were lightly sprinkled over her nose and her hair was pulled up into a high ponytail.'
  53. 'He also sprinkles a ton of real Hollywood names throughout his book - and seems to be dead-on accurate with most of the way he uses those names.'
  54. 'These tidbits are sprinkled throughout the text.'
  55. 'Greene had the good sense to tape his conversations with his Dad, whose verbatim reminiscences about the war are sprinkled throughout the book.'
  56. 'There were freckles sprinkled across his nose, which was something I had never noticed before.'
  57. 'Yucca plants are sprinkled throughout the room, and a Tibetan-looking arch lies a few steps ahead.'
Rain very lightly.
  1. 'The rain sprinkled down, as the car pulled away from the graveyard, and turned onto the highway.'
  2. 'It had begun to sprinkle when he came to a halt in a broad, familiar clearing.'
  3. 'It can't be raining that hard, I swear it was sprinkling when I walked in here.'
  4. 'Soon it started to sprinkle, and then the rain became heavier, and heavier.'
  5. 'The rain wasn't pouring down, nor was it sprinkling, it was a nice little shower.'
  6. 'A light rain sprinkled from dark thunderclouds above but no one even noticed.'
  7. 'It began to sprinkle, and then slowly turned into a steady rain.'
  8. 'Light, cold rain sprinkled throughout the deserted streets; everyone was elsewhere celebrating the new year.'
  9. 'Rain had started to sprinkle from the dark sky as she looked around the quiet neighborhood.'
  10. 'Lost in the moment Winnie was oblivious to the fact that it was sprinkling, a shower was about to hit the area.'

noun

A small quantity or amount of something scattered over an object or surface.
  1. figurative 'fiction with a sprinkle of fact'
  2. 'An extra drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top is yummy!'
  3. 'The weather was cool and overcast, with a slight sprinkle of rain at mid-day.'
  4. 'Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.'
  5. 'A light sprinkle of near invisible freckles danced across the bridge of her nose.'
  6. 'The unknown girl was Japanese with dark skin, raven black hair, and a sprinkle of freckles across the bridge of her nose.'
  7. 'He was short and thin, with fair hair and a light sprinkle of freckles on his nose.'
  8. 'In other words, a sprinkle of salt is harmless but 3 grams of salt will kill an adult.'
  9. 'Fill each tart to the rim with the leek and onion filling and top with a sprinkle of Parmigiano.'
  10. 'Try adding a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper or balsamic vinegar to a bowl of freshly cut strawberries - it makes a surprising change.'
A light rain.
  1. 'Soon rain was falling all around them - sprinkles at first, then rain in earnest, then torrents.'
  2. 'The rain outside has slowed down to a light sprinkle.'
  3. 'There is a light sprinkle starting to fall from the dark sky.'
  4. 'Rain was in the forecast, did not look good earlier, but all we got was a brief sprinkle while we were inside.'
  5. 'Once inside of the parlor, she could see that the rain had begun to fall, light sprinkles tapping rhythmically against the window glass.'
  6. 'The rain first started as a light sprinkle but now it was getting heavier and heavier.'
  7. 'More little sprigs began sprinkling down on us from above, and then the sprinkle became a downpour.'
  8. 'It began as a light sprinkle at first but within five minutes it was a full-blown downpour.'
  9. 'She stuck her hand out, letting the soft sprinkles spot it.'
Tiny sugar strands and balls used for decorating cakes and desserts.
  1. 'Friends are threatening to come around with Fanta Lite and biscuits with sprinkles on top.'
  2. 'Your favorite ice cream flavor is cotton candy and you eat it with rainbow sprinkles.'

More definitions

1. to scatter (a liquid, powder, etc.) in drops or particles: She sprinkled powder on the baby.

2. to disperse or distribute here and there.

3. to overspread with drops or particles of water, powder, or the like: to sprinkle a lawn.

4. to diversify or intersperse with objects scattered here and there. verb (used without object), sprinkled, sprinkling.

5. to scatter or disperse liquid, a powder, etc., in drops or particles.

6. to be

More examples(as adjective)

"waters can be sprinkled."

"vanillas can be sprinkled."

"slivers can be sprinkled."

"salts can be sprinkled."

"rosemaries can be sprinkled."

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Origin

(sprinkle)Late Middle English: perhaps from Middle Dutch sprenkelen.