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verb (1)

miz·​zle ˈmi-zəl How to pronounce mizzle (audio)
mizzled; mizzling ˈmi-zə-liŋ How to pronounce mizzle (audio)

intransitive verb

: to rain in very fine drops : drizzle
mizzle noun
ˈmi-zə-lē How to pronounce mizzle (audio)


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verb (2)

mizzled; mizzling

intransitive verb

chiefly British
: to depart suddenly

Word History


Verb (1)

Middle English misellen; akin to Dutch dialect mizzelen to drizzle, Middle Dutch mist fog, mist

Verb (2)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mizzle was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mizzle. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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