- a small stream; streamlet; brook.
Origin of rivulet
Related Words for rivuletrill, creek, stream, brook, channel, river, bourn, runnel, streamlet, runlet
Examples from the Web for rivulet
Historical Examples of rivulet
On seeing the rivulet, he hesitated for a moment, and then followed its course.
Then they took their way under the trees, alongside the little Longchamp rivulet.
But near the rivulet yonder stands a fox sniffing the morning air.The Book of Khalid
"Presumptuous that I am," said he to the rivulet, to contradict himself the next moment.The Trampling of the Lilies
The tall plumes of the canes, new-born, by the side of every stream and rivulet.
- a small stream
Word Origin for rivulet
1580s, from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, itself a diminutive of rivo "brook," from Latin rivus "stream, brook," from PIE *reiwos, literally "that which flows," from root *reie- "to flow, run" (see Rhine).