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

Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

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Instead, the air was doused in raindrops that sloppied the track for the highly skilled LAFC. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Five Takeaways from the Rapids stunning win over LAFC," 29 June 2019 Things like the amount of humidity in the air, how large raindrops are within a storm and how quickly the showers are moving through the region. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Lightning sparks Jim Siebert’s interest in weather," 23 June 2019 About 80 golfers dodged the raindrops to participate in what the village labeled the Tri-Club Challenge. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Glencoe celebrates 150th anniversary with marathon golf rounds," 17 June 2019 At the bottom of a grassy knoll, placed next to his modest tombstone, there was just one white rose — dotted with raindrops and wrapped in the colors of the Irish flag. -- Happening tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.: The Daily 202 Live with Bernie Sanders. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: RFK’s speech in apartheid South Africa remains relevant 50 years after his assassination," 5 June 2018 For those looking eastward from the District in late afternoon, sunlight reflected off raindrops created a rainbow. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Rain loomed, but D.C.’s events marched on," 9 June 2018 Somehow the raindrops and the misty air at the 19th-century Marble Cemetery enhanced both the visuals and the mood, providing a perfect backdrop for the filmy, floral creations that the Mulleavys specialize in. Jocelyn Noveck, The Seattle Times, "Under a steady rain, Rodarte’s fairy tale designs shimmer," 10 Sep. 2018 The raindrops and surface runoff can easily erode and transport the unprotected soil on the hillsides. Lee Macdonald, Washington Post, "Those deadly mudslides you’ve read about? Expect worse in the future.," 20 Jan. 2018 Please transform my optics Transformation optics is one of my favorite things (right after raindrops on roses and definitely replacing all mention of kittens). Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Researchers 3D print a wormhole… for sound waves," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of raindrop

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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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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