Synonyms for spray

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sprey
Phonetic Transcription : spreɪ

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Définition of spray

Origin :
  • "sprinkle liquid in drops," 1520s, from Middle Dutch sprayen, from Proto-Germanic *spræwjanan (cf. German sprühen "to sparkle, drizzle," Spreu "chaff," literally "that which flies about"), from PIE root *sper- "to sow, scatter" (see sprout (v.)). The noun is attested from 1620s. Spray-painting is from 1902; spray-paint (v.) is from 1928.
  • noun fine mist
  • verb sprinkle, diffuse
Example sentences :
  • From the wave of sound words spattered out and up like spray.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Aunt Rosine had put a spray of lilac in her bonnet, "to enliven her mourning," as she said.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • "Thank you very much," said Dan, shaking the spray from his coat.
  • Extract from : « The Inn at the Red Oak » by Latta Griswold
  • I gave her a spray of lilac, I remember, and you gave her a franc.
  • Extract from : « Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ » by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • Blinded as he was by the rain and spray, he could distinguish nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Pirate and The Three Cutters » by Frederick Marryat
  • If these two kinds thriue, they reforme but a spray, and an vndergrowth.
  • Extract from : « A New Orchard And Garden » by William Lawson
  • I got up my jury rig—the oar and the spray shield—and took the helm.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Showers of spray flew about the heads of the pair on the seat.
  • Extract from : « Keziah Coffin » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Congealing drops of spray came like bullets: I recall that they hurt me.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Shining Light » by Norman Duncan
  • Marion could fairly taste the spray of the Atlantic on the bathing beaches.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Thunder Mountain » by Edfrid A. Bingham

Antonyms for spray

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