dew·​drop ˈdü-ˌdräp How to pronounce dewdrop (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
: a drop of dew

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The final result resembles a plump dewdrop held in place by a large bronze chain. Helena Madden, ELLE Decor, 27 Oct. 2022 Her photos captured the peace and beauty of nature, including crisp images of hummingbirds in flight, dewdrops clinging to spiderwebs, and sunsets across stunning mountain ranges. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 In the early hours of the morning Saturday, with dewdrops still clinging to the grass, hundreds gathered at Town Green Park to practice yoga. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, 23 June 2018 With his big green boots crunching through fresh snow, and a dewdrop catching sunlight on the tip of his long nose, Wohlleben takes me to two massive beech trees growing next to each other. Diàna Markosian, Smithsonian, 22 Feb. 2018 Seems to me that’s like looking for a dewdrop in a rainstorm. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec. 2017 Lying in the dark, a lonely, wide-eyed girl called Sandy catches floating bubbles of light and transforms them into enchanting flowers and birds, dewdrops and sea creatures. Sophie Blackall, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2017 Mars’s winter frosts gleam in neon blue, and a Saturn moon does its best impression of a glittering dewdrop. National Geographic, 6 May 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dewdrop was in the 13th century

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“Dewdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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dew·​drop ˈd(y)ü-ˌdräp How to pronounce dewdrop (audio)
: a drop of dew

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