rainy day


Definition of rainy day

: a period of want or need saving for a rainy day

Other Words from rainy day

rainy-day \ ˈrā-​nē-​ˌdā How to pronounce rainy day (audio) \ adjective

Examples of rainy day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who has experienced a rainy day in the desert knows about that delicate fragrance that rises to scent the shifting winds. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Dec. 2021 Add some fun to your rainy day with this colorful umbrella. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 This former limestone mine is home to an underground aerial ropes course and zip line experience, perfect for a rainy day outdoor activity. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 23 June 2022 Rain is expected again overnight Wednesday before another mostly cloudy, rainy day with a high of 56 degrees Thursday. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 But, on a cold and rainy day in the middle of the week, only people working at the facility were there. Keeanga-yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker, 6 July 2022 The third and final 2022 Buckingham Palace Garden Party took place on a partly rainy day today in London. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 25 May 2022 Most recently, the second floor served as a rainy day play room for the three Phillips girls, complete with both foosball and air hockey tables. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 23 May 2022 Strategic stockpiles are not merely rainy day funds. Robert Hockett, Forbes, 5 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rainy day

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rainy day was circa 1580

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18 Sep 2022

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“Rainy day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainy%20day. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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