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Dictionary Definition

trickle n : flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; "there's a drip through the roof" [syn: drip, dribble] v : run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in" [syn: dribble, filter]

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Originally of tears; from “strickle”, frequentative of “to strike”, by elision (probably because tears trickle is easier to pronounce than tears strickle).



  1. a very thin river
    The brook had shrunk to a mere trickle.
  2. a very thin flow; the act of trickling
    The tap of the washbasin in my bedroom is leaking and the trickle drives me mad at night.


a very thin river
a very thin flow; the act of trickling


to trickle
  1. to pour a liquid in a very thin stream, or so that drops fall continuously
    The doctor trickled some iodine on the wound.
  2. to flow in a very thin stream or drop continuously
    Here the water just trickles along, but later it becomes a torrent.
    The film ws so bad that people trickled out of the cinema before its end.


to pour a liquid in a very thin stream, or so that drops fall continuously
to flow in a very thin stream or drop continuously

Extensive Definition

Trickle is the second and final album to date from English trip hop band Olive.


Following the band's debut album Extra Virgin and a subsequent promotional tour, keyboard programmer Robin Taylor-Firth left the band. Also during this time the UK arm of record label RCA lost interest in supporting the band; as a result, Olive was dropped from the RCA roster.
By this time, the follow-up album had been completed, including a cover of the 1975 UK number-one single "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc (chosen partially as an attempt to obtain better favour with RCA). However, Olive then signed with Maverick Records, after reportedly being discovered by label founder Madonna when she attended one of their concerts in Germany;
"I'm Not in Love" became the band's contribution to the February 2000-released soundtrack, and Trickle was subsequently released in May; "I'm Not in Love" then also became the lead single (and only single) released from the album in June.

Track listing

All songs written by Tim Kellett except where otherwise noted.
  1. "Love Affair" – 3:58
  2. "Trickle" – 4:56
  3. "I'm Not in Love" (Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart) – 4:40
  4. "Smile" (Peter John Vettesse, Kellett, Ruth-Ann Boyle) – 4:22
  5. "All You Ever Needed" (Kellett, Boyle) – 4:25
  6. "Indulge Me" (Kellett, Boyle) – 4:08
  7. "Speak to Me" – 4:06
  8. "Liberty" – 4:17
  9. "Push" – 4:45
  10. "Trust You" (Kellett, Boyle) – 3:49
  11. "Creature of Comfort" – 4:05
  12. "Beyond the Fray" – 4:20
  13. "Take My Hand" (Kellett, Boyle, Tony Foster) (hidden track)


Other musicians:
Ian Kirkham was a member of Simply Red alongside Kellett (and remains a member to date). Vini Reilly is the leader of The Durutti Column, which Kellett played in during the 1980s.

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