What is another word for sprinkling?

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[ spɹˈɪŋklɪŋ], [ spɹˈɪŋklɪŋ], [ s_p_ɹ_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_l_ɪ_ŋ]

Sprinkling is the act of scattering or distributing small amounts of something over a surface. Synonyms for sprinkling include dusting, scattering, showering, strewing, and spreading. Dusting and scattering suggest a light and even distribution of something, while showering implies a heavy and more forceful delivery. Strewing implies a random placement of objects, while spreading implies a more intentional and deliberate spread. Other synonyms for sprinkling include drizzling, spattering, and splattering, which all suggest a more haphazard and irregular distribution. Regardless of the synonym used, sprinkling is a common method of adding flavor, decoration, or even moisture to various food and drink items.

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What are the hypernyms for Sprinkling?

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What are the opposite words for sprinkling?

Sprinkling refers to scattering or distributing particles or small amounts of something. Its antonyms include gathering, collecting, amassing, hoarding, and stockpiling. Instead of sprinkling, you may gather, collect, amass, hoard or stockpile resources, food, money, or anything valuable to you. Another antonym for sprinkling is pouring, which means to release large volumes of something frequently, such as rain. This will contrast with sprinkling, which involves the release of small amounts at a time. Similarly, clustering or assembling can be antonyms of sprinkling since both involve bringing things together in one place rather than dispersing them.

Usage examples for Sprinkling

From time to time he lifted the cover and stirred it about, sprinkling in a little corn meal, and when the steam began to rise with savory odor, he did not wait for it to be wholly done, but taking a very little of the broth in a tin cup, he cooled it and fed it to his patient drop by drop until the young man's eyes looked gratefully into his.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
To be just to the society in which the Judge moved, there was a very fair sprinkling of noble women within it, but his restless ambition drove him into intimacy with those who could understand him and sympathize without the necessity of explanations.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
The gardens were composed of grass, which the more careful owners were already out sprinkling with garden hose.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

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