trickle Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "trickle" - English Dictionary

See all translations

trickleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪk.l̩/

trickle verb [I] (LIQUID)

trickle down, from, out of, etc. sth If liquid trickles somewhere, it flows slowly and without force in a thin line: Blood trickled out of the corner of his mouth. Oil was trickling from a tiny hole in the tank.

trickle verb [I] (SMALL NUMBER)

trickle in, out, back, etc. to arrive or move somewhere slowly and gradually, in small numbers: Gradually people trickled back into the theatre for the second half.

tricklenoun

uk   us   /ˈtrɪk.l̩/

trickle noun (SMALL NUMBER)

[S] a very small number of people or things arriving or leaving somewhere: We usually only get a trickle of customers in the shop in the mornings.

trickle noun (LIQUID)

[C] a small amount of liquid that is flowing slowly in a thin line: A trickle of melted butter made its way down his chin.
Translations of “trickle”
in Arabic يَقْطُر…
in Korean 흐르다…
in Malaysian menitis…
in French dégoutter…
in Italian colare, gocciolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體…
in Vietnamese chảy chậm, chảy nhỏ…
in Spanish gotear, resbalar un hilo de (sangre/agua), salir poco a poco…
in Portuguese escorrer…
in Thai ไหลเป็นหยด…
in German tröpfeln…
in Catalan degotar, regalimar…
in Japanese (液体が)伝う, したたる…
in Indonesian menitik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体…
(Definition of trickle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of trickle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “trickle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
post

something such as a message or picture that you publish on a website or using social media

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More