rain·​drop ˈrān-ˌdräp How to pronounce raindrop (audio)
: a drop of rain

Examples of raindrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such figures were not to be ignored, nor were a few morning raindrops and a little fog. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 Each Brooklinen Percale Pillowcase set includes two standard or king-sized pillowcases and comes in 12 colorways, including classic white, windowpane, graphite stripe, warm gray, and raindrop blue. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2023 With clouds and some raindrops around highs are mainly in the low or mid-70s. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2023 Not only that, but spilled coffee and raindrops rolled right off without leaving a mark. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 Lily Schmalz, Needham — The senior dodged Monday’s raindrops and defenders, scoring three times in the No. 20 Rockets’ 6-0 Bay State League shutout of Weymouth. Kat Cornetta, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 In high elevation areas like New York’s Adirondack Mountains and the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, tumbling temperatures could turn raindrops into snowflakes and a possibly slushy coating of snow Saturday night and Sunday. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 20 Oct. 2023 Earlier this month, the Maryland Zoo shared a sweet video on its Facebook page in which a giraffe — named Caesar — catches raindrops on his long tongue and in his mouth. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 24 Sep. 2023 The sea of black T-shirts on the pitch became a field of multicolored ponchos, and raindrops were bouncing visibly off the surface of the stage. Dan Brooks, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of raindrop was before the 12th century

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“Raindrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raindrop. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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rain·​drop -ˌdräp How to pronounce raindrop (audio)
: a drop of rain
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