Definition of rivulet
: a small stream
Examples of rivulet in a Sentence
small rivulets trickled down the side of the cliff
Recent Examples of rivulet from the Web
For months, rumors, innuendos, and allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign, the Trump administration, and the Russian government swirled around Washington, sometimes in great gushing floods, other times in lazy rivulets.
When legs become Jello Mount Marathon often exacts its toll in flesh and blood, and fifth-place women's finisher Ann Spencer sported twin, thin rivulets of blood down each shin.
The near-daily demonstrations that have rocked Venezuela for about two months are sustained by rivulets of material and money that coalesce into a stream of support.
RIVULETS OF RAIN run off the awning attached to Momma Bear’s Fry Bread, a compact food trailer that beams like a lighthouse against the pallid sky and the pea-gravel parking lot that recently has become its home.
A macabre Halloween cake drew attention for its black roses and petals on a white tri-tiered cake, with rivulets of blood-red icing dribbling down each layer.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife shudders at the thought of a depressed revenue rivulet drying even more.
Mosul, Iraq (CNN)Flies buzz around the drying rivulets of blood seeping from the heads of two corpses draped over the hood of a Humvee.
The blood supply to the brain branches left and right and then breaks into rivulets and tributaries on each side.
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RIVULET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rivulet for English Language Learners
: a small stream of water or liquid
RIVULET Defined for Kids
Definition of rivulet for Students
: a small stream
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