dew·​drop | \ ˈdü-ˌdräp How to pronounce dewdrop (audio) also ˈdyü- \

Definition of dewdrop

: a drop of dew

Examples of dewdrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of dewdrop

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dewdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dewdrop

: a drop of dew

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