drizzly

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adjective driz·zly \ ˈdriz-(ə-)lē \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

First Known Use of drizzly

1694


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