rain·​drop | \ ˈrān-ˌdräp How to pronounce raindrop (audio) \

Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

Examples of raindrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Esther Osayande's just-over-15-foot-tall purple raindrop towers over passersby at Farview Park in north Minneapolis (at the corner of Lyndale and 26th avenues N.). Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Rocks, raindrop and a hug: Nine outdoor art gems in the Twin Cities," 10 Dec. 2020 There's nary a raindrop in Monsoon, director Hong Khaou's gorgeous second feature; all the weather is internal. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Monsoon is an aching reflection on love and home: Review," 13 Nov. 2020 Their flights found that each kilogram of lunar soil along two narrow swaths of the Moon’s surface contains between 100 milligrams and 400 milligrams of water, or about one raindrop’s worth, the team reports today in Nature Astronomy. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "The Moon may hold much more water than we think," 26 Oct. 2020 Fog and raindrop chances are a bit lessened but not zero, especially with some clouds around. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Brief shower or storm chances through Saturday. Warmer and muggier early next week.," 25 Sep. 2020 When the white-ish light of the sun moves against a raindrop, the drop’s circular and reflective nature will change the wave length and direction of the light. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Did you see the huge rainbow over Denver?," 28 May 2020 That’s nothing compared to the 14 consecutive years without a raindrop in Arica, Chile, or the 767 days from 1912 to 1914 between rainfalls in Bagdad, California. Anchorage Daily News, "Appreciating rain during Alaska’s all-too-brief summer," 27 June 2020 For those of us who have resorted to watching raindrops race each other down a window pane, this 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls arrives not a moment too soon. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 16 Apr. 2020 There's a 90-percent chance of rain for the Windy City that day, a 70-percent likelihood of precipitation in Memphis and a 40-percent shot of raindrops on the Big Easy. David K. Li, NBC News, "Thanksgiving travel chaos looms as rain to fall on the South and Midwest," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of raindrop

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Raindrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raindrop. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of raindrop

: a single drop of rain


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Kids Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

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