rainstorm

noun
rain·​storm | \ ˈrān-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce rainstorm (audio) \

Definition of rainstorm

: a storm of or with rain

Examples of rainstorm in a Sentence

we ran into a big rainstorm on Highway 6, and the visibility was so poor we had to pull over
Recent Examples on the Web Several voting stations in both moderate and more conservative parts of Johnson County this week were bustling all day, including in a rainstorm and in the baking heat. New York Times, 31 July 2022 Several voting stations in both moderate and more conservative parts of Johnson County last week were bustling all day, including in a rainstorm and in the baking heat. Katie Glueck, BostonGlobe.com, 31 July 2022 Utqiaġvik, a city of 5,000, saw 1.42 inches of rain on Tuesday, more than any other day in more than 100 years of record keeping, surpassing 1.28 inches from a rainstorm in July 1987. Jacob Feuerstein, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2022 Apps like RainAware can forecast the likelihood and strength of a rainstorm within a three-hour period. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 July 2022 In a mild taste of what's due this summer, more than 28,000 DTE customers in metro Detroit lost power Wednesday afternoon after a brief but gusty rainstorm. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2022 The forecast for our next rainstorm is still coming together. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 The show was originally planned for the roof, but an incoming rainstorm led to a change of plans. Jennifer Sawhney, Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2022 While the heaviest rain is expected on the Texas coast as the rainstorm moves over land Thursday, rainfall will also be possible as far east as Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 29 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rainstorm

1799, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Rainstorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainstorm. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for rainstorm

rainstorm

noun
rain·​storm | \ ˈrān-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce rainstorm (audio) \

Kids Definition of rainstorm

: a storm of or with rain

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