Tric·kle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trickled p. pr. & vb. n. Trickling ] To flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops.
His salt tears trickled down as rain. --Chaucer.
Fast beside there trickled softly down
A gentle stream. --Spenser.
Tric·kle n. The act or state of trickling; also, that which trickles; a small stream; drip.
Streams that . . . are short and rapid torrents after a storm, but at other times dwindle to feeble trickles of mud. --James Bryce.
n : flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of
liquid; "there's a drip through the roof" [syn: drip, dribble]
v : run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream;
"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose";
"reports began to dribble in" [syn: dribble, filter]