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Meaning of TRICKLE

Pronunciation:  'trikul

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

TRICKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    t.]
    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.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
 

 

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