Meaning of “droplet” in the English Dictionary


"droplet" in English

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dropletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrɒp.lət/ us /ˈdrɑːp.lət/

Examples from literature

  • Although these droplets are of microscopic size they are not actually in solution, and therefore not subject to the force of osmosis which only affects solutions. 
  • She smiled and her lip cracked anew, dripping a single dark droplet of blood onto the gleaming wood of the floor, where it beaded like water on wax paper. 
  • The fat in the plasma is in minute quantities and appears as fine droplets—the form in which it is found in milk. 
  • There was a long silence, while rain fell with heavy drumming noises and the world was only a deep curtain of lightning-lighted droplets of falling water. 
  • Up there, Alan agreed, and they set off, kicking droplets of dew off the grass beside the sidewalk. 

(Definition of “droplet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"droplet" in American English

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dropletnoun [ C ]


a very small drop of a liquid

(Definition of “droplet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)