rivulet

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noun riv·u·let \ˈri-vyə-lət, -və-\

Definition of rivulet

  1. :  a small stream

Examples of rivulet in a sentence

  1. <small rivulets trickled down the side of the cliff>

Origin and Etymology of rivulet

Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, from Latin rivulus, diminutive of rivus stream — more at run


First Known Use: 1587


RIVULET Defined for English Language Learners

rivulet

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noun riv·u·let \ˈri-vyə-lət, -və-\

Definition of rivulet for English Language Learners

  • : a small stream of water or liquid


RIVULET Defined for Kids

rivulet

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noun riv·u·let \ˈri-vyə-lət\

Definition of rivulet for Students

  1. :  a small stream



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