rivulet

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French riveret (little stream).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɪv.jə.lət/

Noun[edit]

rivulet (plural rivulets)

  1. A small brook or stream; a streamlet.
    A rivulet of tears ran down his face.
    • Charles Cotton (1630-1687)
      Rills running down the steepest slopes develop into rivulets.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 23, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The struggle with ways and means had recommenced, more difficult now a hundredfold than it had been before, because of their increasing needs. Their income disappeared as a little rivulet that is swallowed by the thirsty ground.

Translations[edit]