Definition of rainy
: marked by, abounding with, or bringing rain rainy weather
Examples of rainy in a Sentence
found that the cold, rainy weather made his joints swell and ache
Recent Examples of rainy from the Web
The land here regularly floods in the rainy season, which meant work crews needed more than 500 truckloads of dirt a day to raise the parcel by more than 11 feet out of the danger zone.
A new emergency, just as the rainy season is starting, has to be avoided at all costs.
The Obamas flew from the rainy horrors of Trump’s inauguration straight to the warm, dry embrace of the California desert valley known for hosting not only former presidents like Reagan and Nixon, but also Coachella.
When to visit: November to April is rainy season, so resort prices are lower, and November to March is cyclone season, although the country hasn’t had a serious storm in several years.
Mississippi Department of Corrections and South Mississippi Correctional Institution's K-9 unit tracked the girls to Brewertown Road, but due to rainy weather the K-9s lost their tracks.
There is a small bit of good news: The return of the rainy season — under way this first week of June — should improve drought conditions.
Around then, there’s plenty of fish left in the Johnstone Strait salmon runs—whale food, by another name—and the weather has yet to turn cold and rainy.
Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo), at the base of the mountain, is prone to flooding in the rainy season, October to April.
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First Known Use of rainy
before 12th century
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
Definition of rainy for English Language Learners
: having a lot of rain
RAINY Defined for Kids
Definition of rainy for Students
: having much rain a rainy season
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