Definition of downpour
: a pouring or streaming downward; especially : a heavy rain
Examples of downpour in a Sentence
the downpour was so heavy that we were soaked by the time we got to the car
Recent Examples of downpour from the Web
Early in the morning of April 27, just hours before concertgoers began arriving, a downpour drenched the festival site, leaving little but confused staffers and waterlogged tents to greet people.
Because even when all the guests are sent home due to a torrential downpour, the place isn't going to get ready for closing by itself.
The heaviest downpours will come this afternoon and slowly cross our region as a cold front absorbs moisture moving north from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy.
Did the man also have an invisible second umbrella to take on sideways rain during torrential downpours?
The game, played on a modified small field at Yankee Stadium, began in a steady downpour that would impact play throughout — especially in the latter stages.
The downpours appear to be continuing with half an inch of rain recorded at O'Hare International Airport and 1 inch at Midway Airport on Wednesday.
Neal Glaser stood out by his tent after a heavy downpour of rain with his team of 20 or so, all who gathered in honor of Karen Simmons, Neal's long-time partner.
While Cape Town badly needs rain, the downpour will only marginally alleviate water shortages, city authorities said.
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First Known Use of downpour
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Definition of downpour for English Language Learners
: a sudden heavy rain
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Definition of downpour for Students
: a heavy rain
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