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 Dedivanovic claims not to be in competition with any other brand, but a stroll through Sephora on a drizzly afternoon last October told a slightly different story. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "The Makeup Artist at Ground Zero of Internet Beauty Culture," 31 Aug. 2020 Nash speaks of leaving Mitchell’s house on Lookout Mountain Avenue on a drizzly weekend morning to have breakfast. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "Laurel Canyon, once home to Harry Houdini, the Doors and the Eagles, is being lionized — again," 31 May 2020 In between patches of cold and drizzly forecasts are brief flashes of sunlight and occasional days that don’t require three layers of Heattech. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "These 31 Outfits Will Freshen Up Your Winter Wardrobe," 2 Mar. 2020 On the sidewalk outside Lentsch’s building on a drizzly day, a sign with an arrow still pointed visitors to flight attendant interviews, but there had been an announcement of a hiring freeze that morning. Jena Mcgregor, Washington Post, "Inside Delta’s command center the week the coronavirus devastated the airline industry," 13 Mar. 2020 Cloudy, drizzly weather forecast through today, followed by a cold front, is likely to have deer on the move, even though the rut has largely ended everywhere but in the extreme southern counties. Frank Sargeant, al, "Outdoors notebook: Alabama deer season winds down," 6 Feb. 2020 This may seem counterintuitive, but overcast, drizzly days are best for spotting antlers. Sheds seem to glow with an inner light during these conditions and show up far more readily than on bright sunny days. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, "18 Key Strategies for Finding More Sheds," 5 Feb. 2020 PetSafe Dog Park, 5160 Burke, opened on a drizzly February morning, but there were still some enthusiastic pooches on paw. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena projects from 2019 to have ongoing impact, city leaders say," 23 Dec. 2019 As our interview, taking place on a drizzly November afternoon in Los Angeles, progresses, Gerwig shares a few more of her favorite things: Patti Smith, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, the notion of a sesquicentennial celebration. David Canfield, EW.com, "Greta Gerwig on her 30-year journey to directing Little Women: 'It feels fated'," 31 Dec. 2019

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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 28 Sep. 2020.

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