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[doo-drop, dyoo-] /ˈduˌdrɒp, ˈdyu-/
a drop of dew.
Origin of dewdrop
1150-1200; Middle English. See dew, drop Unabridged
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  • And when the dewdrops fall,” said the second, “I think they are the tears of all who are like me, forsaken.

  • And she smiled, though the tears shone like dewdrops on her lashes.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • They seemed to be a multitude of dewdrops shaken from the depths of some big rose, and dropped into the midst of a rainbow.

  • She shook her head proudly, as if tears were to be dispersed like dewdrops.

  • The day was still young and the grass and bushes were covered with dewdrops.

    Ragna Anna Miller Costantini
  • He found it in dewdrops, in the spray of waterfalls, in drops shaken from the oar in rowing.

  • The tiny feet disturb not the dewdrops, as on the rose of Sharrion's breast they lie.

    The Secret of the Creation Howard D. Pollyen
  • How sweetly she thanked me for the rose I cut for her without spilling one of the dewdrops.

    Randy's Summer Amy Brooks
  • We're two twin dewdrops, you and I; you can be the dewdrops, and I'll be the twin.

    Dodo, Volumes 1 and 2 Edward Frederic Benson
  • Twas only a little thing, yet she thanked me as if the dewdrops were diamonds.

    Randy's Summer Amy Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for dewdrops


a drop of dew
(Brit, euphemistic) a drop of mucus on the end of one's nose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dewdrops



early 14c. (as two words); see dew + drop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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