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drizzle

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noun driz·zle \ˈdri-zəl\

Simple Definition of drizzle

  • : rain that falls lightly in very small drops

Full Definition of drizzle

  1. 1 :  a fine misty rain

  2. 2 :  something that is drizzled <a drizzle of syrup>

driz·zly play \ˈdriz-(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of drizzle

  1. Yes, it's raining, but it's only a drizzle.

  2. <the intermittent drizzle was just heavy enough to spoil all of our outdoor activities>



1554

First Known Use of drizzle

1554

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drizzle

verb driz·zle

Simple Definition of drizzle

  • : to rain in very small drops

  • : to pour a small amount of liquid onto or over something

Full Definition of drizzle

driz·zleddriz·zling play \-z(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shed or let fall in minute drops or particles

  3. 2 :  to make wet with minute drops :  sprinkle <vegetables drizzled with olive oil>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to rain in very small drops or very lightly :  sprinkle

driz·zling·ly play \-z(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of drizzle

  1. It was beginning to drizzle, so she pulled on her hood.

  2. The vegetables were drizzled with olive oil.



Origin of drizzle

perhaps alteration of Middle English drysnen to fall, from Old English -drysnian to disappear; akin to Gothic driusan to fall


First Known Use: 1584



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