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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Definitions for rivulet

  1. A small stream or brook; a streamlet.

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Citations for rivulet
But Stephen speaks of water in the desert, and triumphal swelling progress: raindrop, runnel, rivulet, river, sea. Blake Morrison, As If
There was a rivulet of scummy water heading for his highly polished black shoe. Joanne Harris, Chocolat
Origin of rivulet
Rivulet is from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, from Latin rivulus, diminutive of rivus, "a brook, a stream."