Other forms: rivulets

A rivulet is a small stream. A rivulet is to a river as a baby is to an adult.

There are several ways to remember this word. One is the similarity of its sound to "river." Another is the suffix -let, which indicates small things. For example, a piglet is a small pig or baby pig. A 300-pound pig probably wouldn't drown in a tiny rivulet, but a piglet should stay clear. Another word for rivulet is streamlet.

Definitions of rivulet
  1. noun
    a small stream
    synonyms: rill, run, runnel, streamlet
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    type of:
    stream, watercourse
    a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
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