drizzly

adjective driz·zly \ ˈdriz-(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

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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1694

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