Definition of Drizzle

1. Noun. Very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower.

Exact synonyms: Mizzle
Generic synonyms: Rain, Rainfall
Derivative terms: Drizzly, Mizzle

2. Verb. Rain lightly. "It was drizzleing all day long "; "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"
Exact synonyms: Mizzle
Generic synonyms: Rain, Rain Down
Derivative terms: Mizzle

3. Verb. Moisten with fine drops. "They drizzle the bread with melted butter"; "Drizzle the meat with melted butter"
Exact synonyms: Moisten
Generic synonyms: Splash, Splosh, Sprinkle
Derivative terms: Moistening

Definition of Drizzle

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To shed slowly in minute drops or particles.

3. n. Fine rain or mist.

Definition of Drizzle

1. Verb. To rain lightly. ¹

2. Verb. (cooking) To pour slowly and evenly, especially with oil in cooking. ¹

3. Verb. (slang) To urinate. ¹

4. Noun. Light rain. ¹

5. Noun. (context: physics weather). Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops, mist, or sprinkle. Unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground. It is sometimes accompanied by low visibility and fog. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) Water. ¹

7. Noun. ¹

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Definition of Drizzle

1. to rain lightly [v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drizzle

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driving range
driving ranges
driving school
driving spirit
driving spirits
driving test
driving under the influence
driving van trailer
driving van trailers
driving wheel
driving wind
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Literary usage of Drizzle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"SMALL, FIXE drizzle ; also the same applied to sensation, ... especially over the head, produced by fear : nyaka-nyaka, drizzle, is also chiwawa, wa wa wa. ..."

2. Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German by Karoline Bauer (1884)
"That may lead to enjoyable hours whilst I ' drizzle ' during the reading." " drizzle? ... drizzle ..."

3. A Compendium of Molesworth's Marathi and English Dictionary by Baba Padmanji, James Thomas Molesworth (1863)
"2 drizzle. J*T /. (н) Reverencing or acknowledging merit, rendering the due ... 2 To he covered with soft sordes or dirt—-teeth, body, &c. 3 To drizzle. ..."

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