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  1. present participle of sprinkle


sprinkling (plural sprinklings)

  1. The action of the verb to sprinkle.
  2. A small thinly distributed amount, e.g. of some liquid, powder or other fine substance that is sprinkled on to something.
    • 2020 December 2, Philip Haigh, “When will Wales's wish for rail improvements come true?”, in Rail, page 32:
      It notes: "The Welsh Government's view is that genuine 'levelling up' cannot simply mean a sprinkling of new, ad hoc rail projects decided in Whitehall, it has to be part of a strategic approach to promoting growth in all parts of the UK."
  3. A light shower of rain.
  4. A scattering.