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drizzle

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noun driz·zle \ˈdri-zəl\

Definition of drizzle

  1. 1 :  a fine misty rain

  2. 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

First Known Use of drizzle

1554

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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drizzle

verb driz·zle

Definition of drizzle

drizzled

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drizzling

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

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.

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

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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

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noun driz·zle \ˈdri-zəl\

Definition of drizzle for Students

  1. :  a fine misty rain


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drizzle

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verb driz·zle

Definition of drizzle for Students

drizzled

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drizzling

  1. :  to rain in very small drops



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