wet·​ter | \ ˈwe-tər How to pronounce wetter (audio) \

Definition of wetter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

comparative form of the adjective wet

a wetter climate a plant that grows in wetter regions


plural wetters

Definition of wetter (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that wets something a bed wetter a soil wetter [=a wetting agent used on soil]

Examples of wetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The recent downpours across North Texas follow a wetter-than-usual May, with a total of about 7.8 inches of rain across 19 of the 31 days of the month, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5). Michael Williams, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 Monday appears to be the mildest day with a good shot at 70F from the Twin Cities on south, followed by cooler, wetter weather by midweek. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 After a dry April and first half of May, recent weeks have been trending wetter, with heaviest amounts from the Twin Cities south and east toward Rochester and Eau Claire. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Climate change has led to wetter storms because warmer air holds more moisture. BostonGlobe.com, 20 May 2021 These days, the status of Alexandria’s waterfront is contested not by local litigants but by global forces: rising sea levels, more-intense storms and a climate characterized by drier drys and wetter wets. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Inside the box is a nine-carat yellow diamond that makes Jennifer wetter than a sweat rag in the Everglades. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 12 May 2021 But May is expected to be a wetter than normal month that will bump up the phosphorus load. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 11 May 2021 On a monthly basis, some of the most notable patterns to emerge are widespread drying in November, particularly over the Gulf states and along the Pacific Coast, and a wetter pattern over the eastern half of the country in April. Becky Bolinger, The Conversation, 7 May 2021

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“Wetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wetter. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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