Trickle Definition

trĭkəl
trickled, trickles, trickling
verb
trickled, trickles, trickling
To flow slowly in a thin stream or fall in drops.
Webster's New World
To cause to trickle.
Webster's New World
To move, come, go, etc. little by little.
The crowd trickled away.
Webster's New World
To move or proceed slowly or bit by bit.
The audience trickled in.
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noun
trickles
The act of trickling.
Webster's New World
A slow, small flow.
Webster's New World
The definition of a thin flow or steady drops.
An example of a trickle is the flow of drops from a faucet.
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Other Word Forms of Trickle

Noun

Singular:
trickle
Plural:
trickles

Origin of Trickle

  • Originally of tears; from strickle, frequentative of to strike, by elision (probably because tears trickle is easier to pronounce than tears strickle).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English triklen perhaps variant of striklen frequentative of striken to flow strike

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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