Adjective "Sprinkling" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small thinly distributed amount of something.
  1. 'The sauce was rich and delicately spiced, with a hint of turmeric and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.'
  2. 'After about 20 minutes, remove the lid and continue to fry for another 5 minutes, adding a sprinkling of sugar to assist the browning and accentuate the natural sweetness of the onions.'
  3. 'There are sprinklings of yellow and white from buttercups and clover, and dock weeds tower above the lot.'
  4. 'The small ceremony attended by family and a sprinkling of friends was followed by a dinner reception and after-party in the wine cellar and penthouse, respectively, of Hotel Icon.'
  5. 'A healthy dose of escapism is what we have here, balanced with a sprinkling of scientific facts.'
  6. 'Leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving with soured cream, a sprinkling of dill and buttered black bread.'
  7. 'Normally one would expect a journalist to display a certain amount of tact and diplomacy, touched with a sprinkling of humour and objectivity.'
  8. 'Serve in large bowls with liberal sprinklings of Parmesan and huge glasses of wine.'
  9. 'While there are sprinklings of humor, overall it's a fairly straightforward film.'
  10. 'Derived mostly from French (with sprinklings from African, Amerindian, and English dialects), Creole is particularly expressive and idiomatic, using a relatively simple grammatical structure.'

More definitions

noun

1. a small quantity or number scattered here and there.

2. a small quantity sprinkled or to be sprinkled.

Origin

(sprinkling)