Word For The Day. "Puddle"

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  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: a small pool of water, as of rainwater on the ground
  • Transcription: /puhd-l/

A "puddle" refers to a small accumulation of water, usually on a flat surface, formed after rainfall or as a result of splashing or spilling liquids. These shallow pools are typically found on pavements, roads, or fields, and often evoke memories of childhood fun, jumping joyously into them.

Example sentences:

  1. After the heavy rain, the children delighted in stomping through the puddles on their way home from school.
  2. Be cautious while driving, as the road is slick with rain and there are numerous puddles forming on the streets.
  3. She accidentally spilled her drink, creating a small puddle on the kitchen floor that needed to be cleaned up swiftly.

Understanding the word "puddle" can add vividness to descriptive language, as it conveys not only a physical phenomenon but also the emotions and memories associated with playful interactions with water.

December, 2023

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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