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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The snow began to melt and run in small rivulets.
▪ Above him rivulets of mud slid through the boards of the roof.
▪ As the snow began to melt and to run in rivulets, I held tighter to Charlie.
▪ Fearon reappeared holding a towel, his black hair glistening wet and rivulets running down his swarthy skin.
▪ I stared at the brown rivulets snaking down the wall where my window should have been.
▪ I was literally soaked to the skin and could feel rivulets chasing each other down my bosom.
▪ Jean sat back in her seat and watched the rivulets of rain run down the windscreen.
▪ Remember the driveway, with the rivulets redesigning it each time it rained?
▪ Springs had erupted in every hollow, and every path was a rivulet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rivulet \Riv"u*let\, n. [Earlier rivolet, It. rivoletto, a dim. fr. rivolo, L. rivulus, dim. of rivus a brook. CF. Rival, Rite.] A small stream or brook; a streamlet.

By fountain or by shady rivulet He sought them.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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).


n. A small brook or stream; a streamlet.


n. a small stream [syn: rill, run, runnel, streamlet]

Usage examples of "rivulet".

Mount Ida, overlooked the mouth of the Hellespont, which scarcely received an accession of waters from the tribute of those immortal rivulets, the Simois and Scamander.

Another sign, which he recognized as hopeful, was that during the last few miles of the march the soil had become moist and level, whilst here and there the appearance of tiny rivulets indicated that an aqueous network existed in the subsoil.

To starboard and port, he could see boggy land-masses, misshapen blobs of earth striped with rivulets.

After a steep climb and a short walk they halted at the edge of a precipitous cliff and Schneider looked down into a narrow gulch where a single tree grew beside a tiny rivulet and sparse grass broke from a rock-strewn soil.

The ape-man doubted the verity of the latter suggestion as he had fed the lion the entire carcasses of a deer and a hyena only a few days since--he could not have starved in so short a time, while the little rivulet running across the gulch furnished him with water a-plenty.

The Goblin King opened his eyes, and Heme stepped up and out of his body, rivulets of dark red blood drying in the gaping wound where his antlers had been.

There was nothing to be seen but the path in front of us and the trickling hurrying rivulet of blue phosphorescence.

They motioned to their captors to drink too, and as Bertha Kircher and Smith-Oldwick, lying prone upon the ground drank from the clear, cool water of the rivulet, they were suddenly startled by the thunderous roar of a lion a short distance ahead of them.

Sweat was pouring off his lardy face in rivulets, drenching the ornate cloak.

JENNIFER RED CLOUD christened the iceberg Alamo with a bottle of the mixed waters of the Pecos, Rio Grande, Colorado, Brazos, Neches, Nueces, Trinity, and Guadalupe, the principal rivers of the Republic of Texas, which during the drought, now in its fifth year, had dwindled to little more than muddy rivulets.

Bruce could feel the sweat squirting from his pores with each pace, and rivulets of it coursing down his back and flanks as he and Ruffy left the laager and walked up the road to the bridge.

It was spiderwebbed with rivulets and runlets, as when a bucket of water is spilt on ten square metres of worn brick paving.

Water gleamed in pools and sluggish rivulets across the scabrous wasteland.

Wet to the knees, and wrung wretched with shivering, Fionn Areth cursed the cold rivulets that chased down his boot cuffs and collar.

Their mouths were dry from biting into the cartridges, their lips were flecked with unburned powder, and sweat had carved clean rivulets down their faces which were blackened by the smoke and smuts from the powder exploding in their musket pans.