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drizzle

noun driz·zle \ ˈdri-zəl \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of drizzle

1 :a fine misty rain
2 :something that is drizzled
  • a drizzle of syrup

drizzly

play \ˈdriz-(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of drizzle in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of drizzle

1554

drizzle Synonyms

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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drizzle

verb

Definition of drizzle

drizzled; drizzling play \-z(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to shed or let fall in minute drops or particles
2 :to make wet with minute drops :sprinkle
  • vegetables drizzled with olive oil
intransitive verb
:to rain in very small drops or very lightly :sprinkle

drizzlingly

play \-z(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of drizzle in a Sentence

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

  2. The vegetables were drizzled with olive oil.

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Origin and Etymology of drizzle

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


DRIZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

drizzle

noun

Definition of drizzle for English Language Learners

  • : rain that falls lightly in very small drops


drizzle

verb

Definition of drizzle for English Language Learners

  • : to rain in very small drops

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


DRIZZLE Defined for Kids

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drizzle

noun driz·zle \ ˈdri-zəl \

Definition of drizzle for Students

:a fine misty rain

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drizzle

verb

Definition of drizzle for Students

drizzled; drizzling
:to rain in very small drops


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