It is easy to jump over the rivulet to get to the other side of the field.
A little stream of water in your back yard that is about 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide and that runs over some rocks down to the lake at the base of a hill is an example of a rivulet.
Origin of rivuletearlier rivolet from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, diminutive of rivo, stream from Classical Latin rivus, brook, stream: see rival
Origin of rivuletPossibly from Italian rivoletto diminutive of rivolo small stream from Latin rīvulus diminutive of rīvus stream ; see rei- in Indo-European roots.
Old French riveret (“little stream").