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 Their body treatments include a honey body wrap and an intricate raindrop treatment. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "You Need To Visit These Black-Owned Spas On Your Next Trip To Washington D.C.," 23 Oct. 2019 Well before the first raindrops fell, first responders across Southeast Texas were praying for the best — and preparing for the worst. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Texas first responders to the rescue as Imelda dumps 40 inches of rain on Houston, Beaumont areas," 20 Sep. 2019 On top of that, Nagy sang on a day when temperatures were in the 30s, winds were howling and frigid raindrops were coming in sideways. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Wait ... what exactly was Matt Nagy trying to buy with his Cracker Jack? A Tribune investigation," 28 July 2019 According to my printout, now wet with raindrops, millions come here every year. Peter Mandel, Washington Post, "In Mexico City, an itinerary built on modern architecture," 28 June 2019 Reflections of lightning flashed across the walls of the Intensive Care Unit, and sheets of nearly horizontal rain beat a tattoo against the windows, with seemingly no spaces between the raindrops. New York Times, "Waiting for the Monsoon, Discovering a Brain Tumor Instead," 31 Aug. 2019 No raindrops fell Sunday, but there were still plenty of rainbows at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa. Daily Pilot, "Orange County’s LGBTQ community goes all ‘Out’ during festival at the Fair," 29 July 2019 The red spruce picnic table was set for an Anthropolgie catalogue shoot with wildflowers in glass vases, tree trunk place mats, a canopy to catch raindrops and shaggy blue rugs to warm bottoms on benches. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Forest to table: An invitation to a DIY dining adventure in Sweden," 12 Aug. 2019 Halsey used various emojis to caption the pictures, which corresponded to the color of her bangs: red cherries, an orange peach, a yellow lemon and blue raindrops and ocean waves. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Halsey Shows Off New Set of Rainbow-Colored Bangs on Instagram," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of raindrop

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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“Raindrop.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raindrop. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of raindrop

: a single drop of rain


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

Kids Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

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heavy with or as if with moisture

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