driblet

noun
drib·​let | \ ˈdrib-lət How to pronounce driblet (audio) \

Definition of driblet

1 : a trifling or small sum or part
2 : a drop of liquid

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Examples of driblet in a Sentence

money doled out in driblets to the workers rain leaked through the roof in solitary driblets here and there

First Known Use of driblet

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Driblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driblet. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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