raindrop

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

Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

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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 The red spruce picnic table was set for an Anthropolgie catalogue shoot — or a troll’s wedding to a fairy — 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, Washington Post, "In Sweden, a DIY dining adventure," 26 July 2019 The National Weather Service, which does deal with raindrops, and which marshals enormous computing power and truly big data, has an ordinary forecasting horizon of seven to 10 days. James Grant, WSJ, "The Fed Could Use a Golden Rule," 11 July 2019 The economists are dealing with human beings, not raindrops. James Grant, WSJ, "The Fed Could Use a Golden Rule," 11 July 2019 People in Montana, as well as the Dakotas, will have to deal with cloudy skies and a few raindrops. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Thunderstorms, searing heat or clear skies? Here's your Fourth of July weather forecast," 1 July 2019 Or maybe the movie theater, XBox 360 station, or kinetic art installation of 1,216 aluminum and copper raindrops. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the World’s Best Airport," 28 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of raindrop

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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raindrop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of raindrop

: a single drop of rain

raindrop

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

Kids Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

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