Definitions for: Trickle

[n] flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; "there's a drip through the roof"
[v] run or flow slowly, or in an unsteady stream; "reports began to dribble in."

Webster (1913) Definition: Tric"kle, n.
The act or state of trickling; also, that which trickles; a
small stream; drip.

Streams that . . . are short and rapid torrents after a
storm, but at other times dwindle to feeble trickles of
mud. --James Bryce.

Tric"kle (tr[i^]k"k'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trickled
(tr[i^]k"k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Trickling
(tr[i^]k"kl[i^]ng).] [OE. triklen, probably for striklen,
freq. of striken to flow, AS. str[imac]can. See Strike, v.
To flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops.

His salt tears trickled down as rain. --Chaucer.

Fast beside there trickled softly down A gentle stream.

Synonyms: dribble, dribble, drip, filter

See Also: course, flow, flow, flowing, intravenous drip, leach, percolate, run

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