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Definition of sprinkling noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(also sprinkle)
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a small amount of a substance that is dropped somewhere, or a number of things or people that are spread or included somewhere Add a sprinkling of pepper. There was a sprinkling of freckles on her cheeks. Most were men, but there was also a sprinkling of young women.
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