Dictionary.com

rivulet

[ riv-yuh-lit ]
/ ˈrɪv yə lɪt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: rivulet / rivulets on Thesaurus.com

noun
a small stream; streamlet; brook.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of rivulet

1580–90; earlier rivolet<Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo<Latin rīvulus small stream
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use rivulet in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK