streamlet

noun

stream·​let ˈstrēm-lət How to pronounce streamlet (audio)
: a small stream

Examples of streamlet in a Sentence

the raging brook of last spring is a mere streamlet now that it's July
Recent Examples on the Web It is built across what once was a narrow streamlet with water so clean that the community used it to wash their clothes and bathe children. Hasan Ali, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Feb. 2023 The water vapor signal in that band, though, is small, like a streamlet. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, 26 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streamlet was circa 1552

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“Streamlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streamlet. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

streamlet

noun
stream·​let ˈstrēm-lət How to pronounce streamlet (audio)
: a small stream
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