dry spell


: a period of dry weather
The flowers died during a dry spell.

Examples of dry spell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Western United States is still reeling from a multi-decade drought, the worst dry spell in at least 1,200 years. Umair Irfan, Vox, 29 May 2024 Mercury’s alignment with Chiron delivers good medicine for overcoming a creative dry spell. USA TODAY, 6 May 2024 After being forced to go sober last year, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper’s New Year’s Eve dry spell has officially ended. Tom Smyth, Vulture, 2 Jan. 2024 In 1972, Republican Marjorie S. Holt broke the dry spell, and she was joined in the next two elections by Democrats Gladys Noon Spellman (1974) and Barbara A. Mikulski (1976). Danielle Veith, Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2024 But internal strife led to a dry spell and a disbanding in 1968. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Scheffler had often lamented his putting in what – by his standards – had been a relative dry spell of almost a year to the day without a win on the PGA Tour, but the 27-year-old was near-faultless around the greens of a notoriously tricky course on Sunday. Jack Bantock, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 After a months-long dry spell, filled with lackluster debuts, Part Two marks a welcome change of pace for the box office. Shania Russell, EW.com, 3 Mar. 2024 The Wolverines took advantage of that dry spell by scoring 11 of the final 13 points in the quarter. Erick Taylor, arkansasonline.com, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Dry spell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20spell. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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