What is another word for rill?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɪl] (IPA)

A "rill" is a small and narrow stream of water that usually flows down a hill or slope. Other synonyms for the word "rill" may include words like brook, creek, streamlet, runnel, or rivulet. These words are often used interchangeably, but each may have different connotations. For instance, "brook" is often associated with a small and winding stream, while "creek" is a more general term for any watercourse. "Streamlet" and "runnel" are usually interchangeable with "rill," but "rivulet" may suggest a slightly larger flow of water. In any case, these synonyms all describe a small and gently flowing body of water, perfect for a peaceful and natural setting.

What are the hypernyms for Rill?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Rill?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Rill

When Hawthorne finally got up and made his speech, his "voice, meantime, having a far-off and remote echo," and when, as we learn from others, a burst of applause greeted the few well-chosen words drawn up from that full well of thought, that pellucid rill of "English undefiled," the unobtrusive gentleman by his side applauded, and said to him, "It was handsomely done."
"Manners and Social Usages"
Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
"How strange it is," said Kenelm, still bending over the parapet, "that throughout all my desultory wanderings I have ever been attracted towards the sight and the sound of running waters, even those of the humblest rill!
"Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8."
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Of what thoughts, of what dreams, of what memories, colouring the history of my past, the waves of the humblest rill could speak, were the waves themselves not such supreme philosophers,-roused indeed on their surface, vexed by a check to their own course, but so indifferent to all that makes gloom or death to the mortals who think and dream and feel beside their banks.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8."
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Famous quotes with Rill

  • The mountain rill Seeks with no surer flow the far bright sea, Than my unchang'd affections flow to thee.
    Park Benjamin
  • One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd hill, Along the heath, and near his fav'rite tree: Another came; nor yet beside the rill, Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he.
    Thomas Gray
  • First of earthly singers, the sun-loved rill.
    George Meredith
  • As sunshine broken in the rill, Though turned astray, is sunshine still.
    Thomas Moore
  • The stag at eve had drunk his fill, Where danced the moon on Monan's rill, And deep his midnight lair had made In lone Glenartney's hazel shade.
    Walter Scott

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