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rivulet

[ riv-yuh-lit ]
/ ˈrɪv yə lɪt /
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noun

a small stream; streamlet; brook.

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Origin of rivulet

1580–90; earlier rivolet<Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo<Latin rīvulus small stream
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British Dictionary definitions for rivulet

rivulet
/ (ˈrɪvjʊlɪt) /

noun

a small stream

Word Origin for rivulet

C16: from Italian rivoletto, from Latin rīvulus, from rīvus stream
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