—tricklingly, adv./trik"euhl/, v., trickled, trickling, n.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.3. to cause to trickle.n.4. a trickling flow or stream.5. a small, slow, or irregular quantity of anything coming, going, or proceeding: a trickle of visitors throughout the day.[1325-75; ME triklen, trekelen (v.), appar. sandhi var. of strikle, perh. equiv. to STRIKE (in obs. sense "flow") + -LE]Syn. 4. dribble, seepage, drip.
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