What does trickle mean?

Definitions for trickle
ˈtrɪk əltrick·le

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word trickle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drip, trickle, dribbleverb

    flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid

    "there's a drip through the roof"

  2. trickle, dribble, filterverb

    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

    "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"

Wiktionary

  1. tricklenoun

    A very thin river.

    The brook had shrunk to a mere trickle.

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

  2. tricklenoun

    A very thin flow; the act of trickling.

    The tap of the washbasin in my bedroom is leaking and the trickle drives me mad at night.

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

  3. trickleverb

    to pour a liquid in a very thin stream, or so that drops fall continuously

    The doctor trickled some iodine on the wound.

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

  4. trickleverb

    to flow in a very thin stream or drop continuously

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

  5. trickleverb

    To move or roll slowly.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trickleverb

    to flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops

Freebase

  1. Trickle

    Trickle is the second and most recent album from English trip-hop band Olive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trickle

    trik′l, v.i. to flow gently or in a small stream.—n. a trickling rill.—n. Trick′let, a little rill.—adj. Trick′ly, trickling. [M. E. triklen, prob. for striklen, freq. of striken, to go.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trickle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trickle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of trickle in a Sentence

  1. Tiffany Lacey:

    We knew what was going to happen, and it slowly started to trickle and now the ball is rolling down the hill faster.

  2. Julianne Nesbit:

    We are still running into people who want it, but it's just a slow trickle, we no longer have the tap turned on as we did at the beginning with things. It literally was like somebody just turned the faucet off, after it was running, running, running.

  3. Allen Campbell:

    [Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory, so no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation.

  4. Michael Weinstein:

    If prices are lower, the burden on taxpayers is going to be lower, it's also going to trickle down to the copays and costs of what people pay for pharmaceuticals.

  5. Scott Baugh:

    It doesn’t look like there’s a blue wave, it’s turning into a bit of a blue trickle or a blue drought or something.

Images & Illustrations of trickle

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Translations for trickle

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  • Tröpfeln, träufeln, Getröpfel, RinnsalGerman
  • chorrear, riachuelo, instilarSpanish
  • valuttaa, norua, puro, valua, noro, noruttaaFinnish
  • ruisseauFrench
  • sheelManx
  • sgocciolare, sgocciolio, gocciolare, gocciolioItalian
  • stillareLatin
  • kotokoto, māturuturu, tohihī, whakamāturu, whakamāturuturu, koreto, māturuMāori
  • dryppeNorwegian
  • ручеёк, струйкаRussian
  • droppandeSwedish

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