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

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Last Wednesday, in drizzly August, a crowd of two hundred or so waited at the North Cove Marina, in lower Manhattan, for the arrival of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist from Sweden. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "Greta Thunberg’s Slow Boat to New York," 30 Aug. 2019 McWilliams' father, dressed in a three-piece suit, waited 11 hours in line on a drizzly day to get money out of a bank in Belgrade. Matt Egan, CNN, "Her family lost its savings in a bank run in Yugoslavia. Now she's in charge of the FDIC," 12 Aug. 2019 Antti was shot through the nasal cavity by a Red Guard marksman on a drizzly evening in Tampere. Arna Bontemps Hemenway, The Atlantic, "Wolves of Karelia," 19 July 2019 More patchy, drizzly rain is expected into the week Monday morning along with more clouds, but temperatures are expected to stay warm in the mid- to high- 70s. oregonlive.com, "Portland metro Sunday weather: Partly sunny with a high near 75," 7 July 2019 After a dreary, drizzly week, Michigan is finally seeing bright, sunny skies albeit a cooler-than-usual start to summer as the season officially kicks off on Friday. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Summer is here in Detroit, and it finally stopped raining," 21 June 2019 For a brand known for its ethereal, yet moody aesthetic, the dark and drizzly moment couldn't have been more perfect for a collection filled with ultra-feminine tulle, floral headpieces, and stunning gowns. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rodarte Staged a Stunning New York Fashion Week Return in the Rain," 10 Sep. 2018 Düsseldorf’s drizzly skies, the direct demeanor of the Germans and the difficulty in making German friends — even after learning the language — can be a struggle. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Greece May Be Turning a Corner. Greeks Who Fled Are Staying Put.," 5 June 2018 Jensen reported June 23, 1969, that WOKY Vice President and General Manager Ralph Barnes reported the attendance for the four-hour concert was 29,041 — not bad for a drizzly afternoon. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In its first years, Summerfest had its rock-fest rivals. One of them even booked Led Zeppelin.," 2 July 2018

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1694, in the meaning defined above

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