drizzly

adjective
driz·zly | \ˈdriz-(ə-)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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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 When the Orioles held their inaugural LGBT Pride Night on a drizzly Wednesday evening at Camden Yards, the only thing missing was a real rainbow. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Billy Bean, Dale Scott help Orioles celebrate first LGBT Pride Night at Camden Yards," 28 June 2018 One year earlier, a different attempt at a bike share had failed in this hilly, drizzly city. Mark Harris, WIRED, "The Bike Share War Is Shaking Up Seattle Like Nowhere Else," 14 June 2018 On a drizzly December afternoon in western Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologists Evan Grant and Adrianne Brand stop their car on the side of the road and plod into the wet forest through a break in the oaks and white pines. Geoffrey Giller, Discover Magazine, "The Salamander Army," 15 June 2018 The visiting Salt Lake City Bees beat the Tacoma Rainiers 2–1 on a chilly, drizzly Sunday in Washington State. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "This Triple A Game Featured Two of the Weirdest Putouts You’ll Ever See," 4 June 2018 Joe Kenda always gets the bad guy and, for the 450 attendees of IDCON on that gray, drizzly Saturday, that kind of certainty seemed to be a comfort in uncertain times. refinery29.com, "Murder, Mystery, & Crime Daddies: A Day At IDCon," 23 May 2018 What looked likely to be the final meeting of the Penn State Outing Club took place during an unseasonably humid, drizzly Tuesday evening on April 25. Gloria Liu, Outside Online, "Penn State Axed Its Outdoor Club. What Happened?," 14 May 2018

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1694, in the meaning defined above

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