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

Examples of dewdrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By dewdrops flare beauty in the morning Until an army of squash bugs land And eat, then drag their bellies From the carnage— Field mice chew their way Into the house. Joy Harjo, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 There are more than 100 varieties of shrubs like ceanothus, also known as California lilac with its luscious clusters of blue, purple or white blooms, and red-limbed manzanita, which can grow as a groundcover, tall bush or small tree with sweet clusters of dewdrop-type flowers. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Alsop took a painterly approach to Mahler’s many details — birdsong and bells, dewdrop harps, the lowing moo of a tuba. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2023 Plus, the dewdrop rhinestones are literally next level. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 3 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Dewdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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

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