noun riv·u·let \ˈri-vyə-lət, -və-\

: a small stream of water or liquid

Full Definition of RIVULET

:  a small stream

Examples of RIVULET

  1. <small rivulets trickled down the side of the cliff>

Origin of RIVULET

Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, from Latin rivulus, diminutive of rivus stream — more at run
First Known Use: 1587

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RIVULET Defined for Kids


noun riv·u·let \ˈri-vyə-lət\

Definition of RIVULET for Kids

:  a small stream


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