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Definition of "rivulet" [riv•u•let]

  • A small brook or stream; a streamlet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rivulet" in a sentence
  • "A thin rivulet of blood trickled from a gash in her lip."
  • ""Untitled Beads" is a close-up of water droplets on a reflective surface, perhaps a car window; reflected in the mirror surface of a rivulet is the light from a streetlight or a passing car."
  • "The rivulet was a sidewalk that nature made, not that I would've ever known it if I hadn't been led there and experienced it myself -- if I hadn't seen others using it for what likely might be a daily trek."