rill

noun (1)
\ ˈril How to pronounce rill (audio) \

Definition of rill

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a very small brook

rill

verb
rilled; rilling; rills

Definition of rill (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to flow like a rill

rill

noun (2)
\ ˈril How to pronounce rill (audio) \
variants: or rille \ ˈril How to pronounce rill (audio) , ˈri-​lə \

Definition of rill (Entry 3 of 3)

: any of several long narrow valleys on the moon's surface

First Known Use of rill

Noun (1)

1538, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1610, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rill

Noun (1)

Dutch ril or Low German rille; akin to Old English rīth rivulet

Noun (2)

German Rille, literally, channel made by a small stream, from Low German, rill

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“Rill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rill. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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rill

noun
\ ˈril How to pronounce rill (audio) \

Kids Definition of rill

: a very small stream

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