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
Up to half of the area has a decent chance of getting wet and a few heavy downpours are possible.
The threatening weather forecast included the possibility of downpours and high winds.
Warm, humid conditions with periods of strong to severe thunderstorms and occasional localized flood-producing downpours are likely in the next few days.
The rains in Texas and neighboring Oklahoma set records for monthly downpours.
Expect heavy downpours that could bring high water.
Scattered, spotty downpours dampened Fourth of July spirits in Indianapolis and forced the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to temporarily evacuate its annual concert at Conner Prairie.
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.
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First Known Use of downpour
DOWNPOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downpour for English Language Learners
: a sudden heavy rain
DOWNPOUR Defined for Kids
Definition of downpour for Students
: a heavy rain
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