Definition of dewdrop in US English:



  • A drop of dew.

    • ‘And since we know from experience that newborn newness is as temporary as a dewdrop we are making the most of it, short of keeping the little sleepies awake too long.’
    • ‘One morning in meditation a thought arose in my consciousness: ‘Is a dewdrop sacred, or is it secular?’’
    • ‘‘She must run into the fields and collect the dewdrops for us,’ said the adviser.’
    • ‘Where dewdrops grow on morning leaves and petals, marking their territory with a shimmer and dance to lure the dreamy colors to wake up into a bright new day.’
    • ‘Now the advantage of early morning light and sparkling dewdrops is offset by the fact that I'll have to lie down in the damp grass to get a good angle.’
    • ‘Conway infuses percussion, and Leslie sprinkles mandolin lines like dewdrops as Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson doubles Sanders' hypnotic melody line with his flute.’
    • ‘Monarch butterflies that winter in California's Pismo Beach, especially males that had a demanding day, search out dewdrops as a water source.’
    • ‘It's marked by a tender, fragile, carefully contained beauty, strung together like dewdrops on a spiderweb in the dusky half-light the title suggests.’
    • ‘Some reduction sauce from his noisy devouring of the asado steak sticks to his hoary beard and glistens like a dewdrop.’
    • ‘There is a massive gap between the ideology of party activists and the views of those hundreds and thousands of potential voters who think being kind to cuddly animals is A Good Thing but disapprove of scattering dioxins like dewdrops.’
    • ‘In general, however, the restorers have done nothing but good, and this is the best chance yet to hear Dylan's acoustic guitar glistening like dewdrops in a cobweb on Girl From the North Country.’
    • ‘Early-morning dewdrops are on the clover plants just outside my home.’
    • ‘But they are as ephemeral as a dewdrop and as illusionary as the pot of gold.’
    • ‘As the cool morning air filled his lungs he took a deep breath and smelled the scent of early dewdrops covering the forest ground.’
    • ‘A buttery shaft of sun slants through a stand of leafy chestnut trees, dappling a family of cottontails which has crept onto the 12th fairway to lick dewdrops from the English rye.’
    • ‘As he writes of one of his characters, ‘Calcutta is his universe; like a dewdrop, it holds within it the light and colours of the entire world.’’
    • ‘And before we knew it, the sun came out and the puddles dried, leaving only dewdrops and maybe a rainbow.’
    • ‘Tiny dewdrops are falling like rain and its even biting in Dhaka where the temperature was around 11-14 degree Celsius.’
    • ‘It's then that I take time out to fill it, time on my own to discover new jewels that will enhance its sparkle, fresh dewdrops to replenish my pool.’
    • ‘Unlike dewdrops, which often sit on the surface of an object, water that attaches to salt actually becomes part of its crystalline structure and increases its volume.’
    droplet, drop, bead, tear, ball, bubble, pearl, particle
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