What does the word trickle mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To flow by drops; drip.

Usage examples for trickle

  1. He was a young man with a handsome, clear- cut face, and though he was very white except where a trickle of blood ran down his cheek from a gash on his forehead, he smiled disdainfully with a proud curl of the lip. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  2. She felt the tears come into her eyes and trickle down her cheeks as she thought of the terrible catastrophe- never even alluded to at The Firs- a horror which had saved her from being Rolph's wife, but at what a cost! – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  3. Then, all at once, the trickle swelled to a foaming torrent of suspicion, that carried him close to the truth. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates