drop·​let | \ ˈdräp-lət How to pronounce droplet (audio) \

Definition of droplet

: a tiny drop (as of a liquid)

Synonyms for droplet


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Examples of droplet in a Sentence

Droplets of water collected on the windows. there were only a few droplets left in the canteen
Recent Examples on the Web Tiny amounts of virus, about 10 microns – the amount in a single droplet someone sneezes or coughs – can make someone sick. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 31 Mar. 2022 The first will be a CBD droplet for home baking, projected for release by June. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Goodsell showed me some recent paintings: a particle of the coronavirus trapped in a respiratory droplet; a closeup of the flagellar motor of E. coli. James Somers, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 These were in the days prior to masks, distancing, vaccines, and the knowledge that this virus is spread both as a droplet and airborne contaminant. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Welcome to the coronavirus Games, where parents and fans were banned, masks were mandatory indoors and out and even couples like Dahlqvist and Bolger had to stay at respiratory droplet-safe distances. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2022 This air pocket acted as insulation, levitating each droplet and keeping it liquid for longer. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 10 Feb. 2022 If the old drill sergeant came here, he would very likely be given a microdose, a meditation cushion, a lesson on droplet transmission and a talk about toxic masculinity. New York Times, 4 May 2022 In silence, with a shared pain and delight, the two of us could spend whole minutes watching a droplet trickle down the other side of the pane. Artem Chapeye, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of droplet

1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of droplet was in 1607

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drop letter

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26 Jun 2022

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“Droplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droplet. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for droplet


drop·​let | \ ˈdrä-plət How to pronounce droplet (audio) \

Kids Definition of droplet

: a tiny drop


drop·​let | \ ˈdräp-lət How to pronounce droplet (audio) \

Medical Definition of droplet

: a tiny drop (as of a liquid)

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