Origin of rivuletearlier rivolet from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, diminutive of rivo, stream from Classical Latin rivus, brook, stream: see rival
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 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").
- It is suitable for the bog garden or for moist ground near a rivulet.
- A good plant for the bog garden, or for moist spots near a rivulet, in soft peat.
- For eight months of the year the Jumna shrinks to the dimensions of a mere rivulet, meandering through a waste of sand.
- To the south the rivulet of the Mance soon forms a formidable obstacle as its bed cuts its way through the sandstone.
- Only a thin rivulet of water came from the faucet, making it difficult to wash the dishes.