Meaning of trickle

trick•le

Pronunciation: (trik'ul), [key]
— v., n. -led, -ling,
—v.i.
  1. to flow or fall by drops, or in a small, gentle stream: Tears trickled down her cheeks.
  2. to come, go, or pass bit by bit, slowly, or irregularly: The guests trickled out of the room.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to trickle.
—n.
  1. a trickling flow or stream.
  2. a small, slow, or irregular quantity of anything coming, going, or proceeding: a trickle of visitors throughout the day.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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