|Origin:||Perhaps from Middle Dutch sprenkelen|
to scatter small drops of liquid or small pieces of something
sprinkle something with something
Sprinkle the top with cheese.
sprinkle something on/over something
I sprinkled cocoa over my latte.
to be full of jokes etc:
The book is liberally sprinkled with clichés.
3 American EnglishHEM
if it is sprinkling, it is raining lightly