rainy

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adjective \ ˈrā-nē \

Definition of rainy

rainier; rainiest
:marked by, abounding with, or bringing rain
  • rainy weather

Examples of rainy in a Sentence

  1. found that the cold, rainy weather made his joints swell and ache

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First Known Use of rainy

before 12th century

rainy Synonyms

Synonyms
pouring, precipitating, stormy, wet
Related Words
drippy, drizzling, drizzly, misty, mizzly, spitting, sprinkling
Near Antonyms
dry

Rainy

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geographical name \ ˈrā-nē \

Definition of Rainy

river 80 miles (129 kilometers) long on the Canada–U.S. boundary between Ontario and Minnesota flowing from Rainy Lake into Lake of the Woods


RAINY Defined for English Language Learners

rainy

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Definition of rainy for English Language Learners

  • : having a lot of rain


RAINY Defined for Kids

rainy

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adjective \ ˈrā-nē \

Definition of rainy for Students

rainier; rainiest
:having much rain
  • a rainy season


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