A rivulet is a small stream. [FORMAL]

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] By fountain or by shady rivulet He sought them. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rivulet — 1580s, from It. rivoletto, dim. of rivolo, itself a diminutive, from L. rivus stream, brook, from PIE *reiwos, lit. that which flows, from root *reie to flow, run (see RHINE (Cf. Rhine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rivulet — ► NOUN ▪ a very small stream. ORIGIN alteration of obsolete French riveret, small river , from Latin rivus stream …   English terms dictionary

  • rivulet — [riv′yo͞o lit, riv′yəlit] n. [earlier rivolet < It rivoletto, dim. of rivolo, dim. of rivo, stream < L rivus, brook, stream: see RIVAL] a little stream; brook …   English World dictionary

  • rivulet — UK [ˈrɪvjʊlət] / US noun [countable] Word forms rivulet : singular rivulet plural rivulets a small stream of liquid …   English dictionary

  • rivulet — riv|u|let [ˈrıvjulıt] n written [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: rivoletto, from Latin rivulus, from rivus stream ] a very small stream of water or liquid rivulet of ▪ rivulets of rain running down the window …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rivulet — upelis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mažesnė už upę natūrali vandens tėkmė. atitikmenys: angl. brook; creek; rivulet; small river; stream; streamlet vok. Bach, m; Fluss, m; Fluss kleiner, m rus. речка, f; речушка, f; ручей …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • rivulet — noun Etymology: Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, from Latin rivulus, diminutive of rivus stream more at run Date: 1587 a small stream …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rivulet — a small stream or brook …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • rivulet — /riv yeuh lit/, n. a small stream; streamlet; brook. [1580 90; earlier rivolet < It rivoletto, dim. of rivolo < L rivulus small stream] * * * …   Universalium

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