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Meaning of DRIZZLE

Pronunciation:  'drizul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
  2. [v]  moisten with fine drops; "drizzle the meat with melted butter"
  3. [v]  rain lightly; "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"

DRIZZLE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: mizzle, mizzle, moisten
 See Also: rain, rain, rain down, rainfall, splash, splosh, sprinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Driz"zle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drizzled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Drizzling}.] [Prop. freq. of AS. dre['o]san to fall. See
    To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from
    the clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles;
    drizzling drops or rain. ``Drizzling tears.'' --Spenser.
  2. \Driz"zle\, v. t.
    To shed slowly in minute drops or particles. ``The air doth
    drizzle dew.'' --Shak.
  3. \Driz"zle\, n.
    Fine rain or mist. --Halliwell.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blood rain, drum, evening mist, fall, flurry, gout of rain, mist, misty rain, mizzle, moisture, patter, pelt, pitter-patter, pour, pour with rain, precipitate, precipitation, rain, rain tadpoles, raindrop, rainfall, rainwater, Scotch mist, sheet of rain, shower, shower down, spatter, spit, splatter, sprinkle, stream, tattoo, unfrozen hydrometeor, weep, wet