Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small stream.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small stream.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small stream; a rivulet; a rill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small stream; a rivulet; a rill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small stream

Etymologies

From stream +‎ -let. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But when Othman arose to power he diverted a streamlet from the stream, and Mu’awiyah in his turn diverted from it several streamlets; and without ceasing in like manner, Yezid and the Banu Marwán such as Abd al-Malik and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The streamlet is a favourite haunt of the hippopotamus; a small one dived when it sighted us, and did not reappear.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • We eventually arrived at Pimental, a fiendishly hot, steamy, unhealthy place, where across a streamlet was a station for the transhipment of rubber.

    Across Unknown South America

  • It is enriched with groups of trees and picturesque cottages, and possesses a luxuriant growth of shrubs and underwood, that almost conceals from view the streamlet, which is the chief cause of its fertility.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • As they advanced, their ears caught the gentle sound of a tiny streamlet, which issued from the rock, while the ground beneath their feet was perfectly dry, consisting in some places of hard rock, in others of soft, warm sand.

    From Powder Monkey to Admiral A Story of Naval Adventure

  • But we know of none that is so called at the present time; and can only conjecture that the streamlet which is now called Haemon, and runs by the

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Here stand, like sentinels at the end of all things living, the three or four last, lonely palms -- they and their fellows lower down are fed by a silvery streamlet which is forced upwards, I suppose, by contact with

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • But we know of none that is so called at the present time; and can only conjecture that the streamlet which is now called Hæmon, and runs by the Temple of Hercules, where the Grecians were encamped, might perhaps in those days be called Thermodon, and after the fight, being filled with blood and dead bodies, upon this occasion, as we guess, might change its old name for that which it now bears.

    Demosthenes

  • But we know of none that is so called at the present time; and can only conjecture that the streamlet which is now called Haemon, and runs by the Temple of Hercules, where the Greeks were encamped, might perhaps in those days be called

    The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch; being parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch, edited for boys and girls

  • a small streamlet which issues from the bottom of a steep rock, some distance off, owes its existence to the glacière.

    Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland

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