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
Unlike Carowinds or the Whitewater Center, Topgolf will remain a cool place to be even in a downpour – like the one that hit during Wednesday night’s media preview.
Both models will keep contents dry in a dousing or downpour, but neither is rated submersible.
Now the rainy season’s downpours are turning the camps for the displaced into pits of mud, which means the risk of epidemics is strong, says Oxfam’s field manager in Bria, Noel Zigani.
Huntley (10-8-2) got goals from Brenna Keegan and Tayah Owens in regulation, then received a big save by Brown in penalty kicks, but lost 4-2 to Hononegah (13-9) in the shootout to conclude a game held entirely in a downpour.
Heavy downpours, quarter-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour were predicted for 18 Illinois counties, including Cook, according to forecasters.
The same downpour failed to discourage nearly 50 employees of KeyBank from spending several hours sprucing up Kimberly Avenue, in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood.
Heavy downpours can overwhelm storm drains, flooding city streets and resulting in raw sewage overflows.
Titan’s liquid cycle also includes seasonal downpours, which have been spotted from orbit.
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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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