Part of speech: verb

To flow by drops; drip.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Eleanor Gates.