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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A small stream.
2. A narrow groove carved by erosion.
From Dutch ril or Low German Rille (groove). Ultimately from the Indo-European root rei- (to flow or run), which also gave us run, rival, derive, and runnel. Earliest documented use: 1552.
“Six months ago she’d stood upright on the rill and laughed with delight as the water had splashed over her.”
Marion Lennox; Meant-to-Be Family; Harlequin; 2015.
See more usage examples of rill in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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