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The term trickle usually refers to either a very small stream or any liquid that flows somewhere in small quantities.

  • A trickle is specifically a narrow, slowly flowing river that is smaller than a stream. Alternatively, you can call a very small stream a trickle.
  • In the more general meaning of “running liquid”, there are rivulets of water that do not flow into a stream or river . For example, they can end up in the sewer system or seep into the ground. In addition, other liquids can also form rivulets, for example sweat, blood or liquid metal (in these cases a trickle is not a body of water ).

Characteristic currents form in rivulets, see trickle flow .

The term is also used in a figurative sense, for example “the trickle of visitors” or “a trickle of bookings”.

Web links

Wiktionary: Rinnsal  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. See Rinnsal at Duden online