drizzly

adjective
driz·​zly | \ ˈdri-zə-lē How to pronounce drizzly (audio) , ˈdriz-lē \

Definition of drizzly

: characterized or marked by fine rain a cold, drizzly day The winter weather in this part of Oregon is gray and drizzly— Susan Orlean It was a September evening, and not yet seven o'clock, but the day had been a dreary one, and a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city.— Arthur Conan Doyle Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; … then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.— Herman Melville

Examples of drizzly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few weeks ago, on a drizzly Sunday morning, John went to a picnic sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 This year’s festivities were more covered up than usual between some COVID-19 face masks and even more sweatshirts during the unusually cool and drizzly morning before the clouds finally lifted about halfway through the parade. Zach Murdock, courant.com, 4 July 2021 The pair arrived in Odessa, near the border with New Mexico, on April 15, to cold, drizzly weather. James Rundle, WSJ, 7 June 2021 Boston also won Saturday’s game, 3-1, in chilly and sometimes drizzly conditions. Ken Powtak, sun-sentinel.com, 30 May 2021 On a drizzly, mid-March day in Mount Vernon, Washington, Guillermina toured her childhood haunts, starting with the former HeadStart building, converted into a laundromat and then abandoned during COVID. USA Today, 20 May 2021 Rain gardens are a great way to both have an attractive landscape feature and also enhance water quality in the drizzly Pacific Northwest. oregonlive, 23 Mar. 2021 The reggae influence on Blue Lines sounds like sunshine filtered through the drizzly gloom of English skies. Ryu Spaeth, The New Republic, 19 Feb. 2021 The morning of November 11, 1918, dawned cool and drizzly in France. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of drizzly

1694, in the meaning defined above

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“Drizzly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drizzly. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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