drip, trickle, dribble(verb)
flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
"there's a drip through the roof"
trickle, dribble, filter(verb)
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"
A very thin river.
The brook had shrunk to a mere trickle.
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.
to pour a liquid in a very thin stream, or so that drops fall continuously
The doctor trickled some iodine on the wound.
to flow in a very thin stream or drop continuously
To move or roll slowly.
Origin: Originally of tears; from strickle, frequentative of strike, by elision (probably because tears trickle is easier to pronounce than tears strickle).
to flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops
Trickle is the second and most recent album from English trip-hop band Olive.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of trickle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of trickle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of trickle in a Sentence
At this point I would say it is a steady trickle rather than stampede but is most definitely happening.
Without question, when you have a pricey sale in the neighborhood, there is a halo effect, that does trickle down.
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.
It's a trickle rather than a torrent at this early stage but this does create a real medium term window of opportunity for Ireland.
Trickle-down economics has to be one of the worst ideas of the 1980s, it is right up there with New Coke, shoulder pads and big hair.
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- Tröpfeln, träufeln, Getröpfel, RinnsalGerman
- chorrear, riachuelo, instilarSpanish
- valuttaa, norua, puro, valua, noro, noruttaaFinnish
- sgocciolare, sgocciolio, gocciolare, gocciolioItalian
- kotokoto, māturuturu, tohihī, whakamāturu, whakamāturuturu, koreto, māturuMāori
- ручеёк, струйкаRussian
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