Synonyms for drizzle

Grammar : Verb
Spell : driz-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdrɪz əl

Définition of drizzle

Origin :
  • 1540s, perhaps an alteration of drysning "a falling of dew" (c.1400), from Old English -drysnian, related to dreosan "to fall," from PIE root *dhreu- (see drip (v.)). Or perhaps a frequentative of Middle English dresen "to fall," from Old English dreosan. Related: Drizzled; drizzling. As a noun, from 1550s.
  • verb fine rain
Example sentences :
  • Well, it's only a drizzle and we can take a streetcar to within a block of the house.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • He nodded; she jumped out; and they scurried through the drizzle.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • The rain beat down in a drizzle, and for miles the smoke hung like a pall.
  • Extract from : « Blood and Iron » by John Hubert Greusel
  • But what in time are you doin' out in this drizzle with a cold and no umbrella?
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Make the batches middling thick, enough so that it will not drizzle from the wire.
  • Extract from : « Taxidermy » by Leon Luther Pray
  • Fog, and drizzle, and smoke, and stench composed the atmosphere.
  • Extract from : « David Elginbrod » by George MacDonald
  • The streets were heavily mired and the drizzle grew to a fast downpour.
  • Extract from : « Despair's Last Journey » by David Christie Murray
  • He hated to admit, as he stood there in the drizzle, his defeat by a cafeteria check.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc of the North Woods » by Holman Day
  • The night had set in grayly, and a drizzle of fine rain was falling.
  • Extract from : « The Yellow Claw » by Sax Rohmer
  • A recent rain had made the clay as slippery as asphalt in a drizzle.
  • Extract from : « Roosevelt in the Bad Lands » by H. Hagedorn.

Antonyms for drizzle

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