drizzle


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driz·zle

 (drĭz′əl)
v. driz·zled, driz·zling, driz·zles
v.intr.
To rain gently in fine, mistlike drops.
v.tr.
1. To let fall in fine drops or particles: drizzled melted butter over the asparagus.
2. To moisten with fine drops: drizzled the asparagus with melted butter.
n.
A fine, gentle, misty rain.

[Perhaps from Middle English drisning, fall of dew, from Old English -drysnian (in gedrysnian, to pass away, vanish); see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

driz′zly adj.

drizzle

(ˈdrɪzəl)
n
(Physical Geography) very light rain, specifically consisting of droplets less than 0.5 mm in diameter
vb
1. (Physical Geography) (intr) to rain lightly
2. (tr) to moisten with tiny droplets
[Old English drēosan to fall; related to Old Saxon driosan, Gothic driusan, Norwegian drjōsa]
ˈdrizzly adj

driz•zle

(ˈdrɪz əl)

v. -zled, -zling,
n. v.i.
1. to rain gently and steadily in fine drops; sprinkle.
2. to fall in fine drops.
v.t.
3. to let fall or pour in fine drops or a fine stream.
4. to cover with or as if with fine drops.
n.
5. a very light rain.
6. Meteorol. precipitation consisting of numerous, minute droplets of water less than 1/50 in. (0.5 mm) in diameter.
[1535–45; perhaps back formation from dryseling, dissimilated variant of Middle English drysning fall (of dew)]
driz′zling•ly, adv.
driz′zly, adj.

drizzle


Past participle: drizzled
Gerund: drizzling

Imperative
drizzle
drizzle
Present
I drizzle
you drizzle
he/she/it drizzles
we drizzle
you drizzle
they drizzle
Preterite
I drizzled
you drizzled
he/she/it drizzled
we drizzled
you drizzled
they drizzled
Present Continuous
I am drizzling
you are drizzling
he/she/it is drizzling
we are drizzling
you are drizzling
they are drizzling
Present Perfect
I have drizzled
you have drizzled
he/she/it has drizzled
we have drizzled
you have drizzled
they have drizzled
Past Continuous
I was drizzling
you were drizzling
he/she/it was drizzling
we were drizzling
you were drizzling
they were drizzling
Past Perfect
I had drizzled
you had drizzled
he/she/it had drizzled
we had drizzled
you had drizzled
they had drizzled
Future
I will drizzle
you will drizzle
he/she/it will drizzle
we will drizzle
you will drizzle
they will drizzle
Future Perfect
I will have drizzled
you will have drizzled
he/she/it will have drizzled
we will have drizzled
you will have drizzled
they will have drizzled
Future Continuous
I will be drizzling
you will be drizzling
he/she/it will be drizzling
we will be drizzling
you will be drizzling
they will be drizzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drizzling
you have been drizzling
he/she/it has been drizzling
we have been drizzling
you have been drizzling
they have been drizzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drizzling
you will have been drizzling
he/she/it will have been drizzling
we will have been drizzling
you will have been drizzling
they will have been drizzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drizzling
you had been drizzling
he/she/it had been drizzling
we had been drizzling
you had been drizzling
they had been drizzling
Conditional
I would drizzle
you would drizzle
he/she/it would drizzle
we would drizzle
you would drizzle
they would drizzle
Past Conditional
I would have drizzled
you would have drizzled
he/she/it would have drizzled
we would have drizzled
you would have drizzled
they would have drizzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drizzle - very light raindrizzle - very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
Verb1.drizzle - rain lightly; "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"
rain, rain down - precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
2.drizzle - moisten with fine dropsdrizzle - moisten with fine drops; "drizzle the meat with melted butter"
splash, sprinkle, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"

drizzle

noun
1. fine rain, spray, Scotch mist, mizzle, smir (Scot.) The drizzle had stopped and the sun was breaking through.
verb
1. rain, shower, spit, spray, sprinkle, mizzle (dialect), spot or spit with rain It was starting to drizzle.
2. trickle, pour, dribble, splash, drip, sprinkle Drizzle the remaining dressing over the duck.
Translations
تُمْطِرُ رَذاذارَذاذرَذاذ، مَطَر خَفيف
mrholenímrholitmžení
støvregnstøvregne
tihkusadetihkuttaatihuttaalorottaasataa tihkua
kišica
szitálszitálásszitáló esõszemerkélszemerkélés
úðiúîaúîarigning
霧雨
이슬비
dulksnadulksnotilynotismulkus lietus
smalks lietussmidzināt
mżawkasikać
mrholeniemrholiť
pršecpršeti
duggregn
ฝนตกปรอยๆ
çiselemekçiseltiçisentiahmakıslatançiseleme
mưa phùn

drizzle

[ˈdrɪzl]
A. Nllovizna f, garúa f (LAm)
B. VIlloviznar

drizzle

[ˈdrɪzəl]
nbruine f, crachin m
vibruiner
it is drizzling → il bruine

drizzle

nNieselregen m, → Sprühregen m
vinieseln
vt (pour over) → träufeln; drizzle oil over the saladÖl auf den Salat träufeln

drizzle

[ˈdrɪzl]
2. vipiovigginare

drizzle

(ˈdrizl) verb
(only with it as subject) to rain in small drops.
noun
fine, light rain.

drizzle

رَذاذ mrholení støvregn Nieselregen ψιλοβρόχι llovizna tihkusade bruine kišica pioggerella 霧雨 이슬비 motregen duskregn mżawka chuvisco, garoa мелкий дождь duggregn ฝนตกปรอยๆ çisenti mưa phùn 毛毛雨
References in classic literature ?
It resembled a steamboat explosion on the Mis- sissippi; and during the next fifteen minutes we stood under a steady drizzle of microscopic fragments of knights and hardware and horse-flesh.
Ever since the dayabout four years agothat Miss Taylor and I met with him in Broadway Lane, when, because it began to drizzle, he darted away with so much gallantry, and borrowed two umbrellas for us from Farmer Mitchell's, I made up my mind on the subject.
THE rainy night had ushered in a misty morning - half frost, half drizzle - and temporary brooks crossed our path - gurgling from the uplands.
The horse was visible outside in the drizzle at the door, my breakfast was put on the table, Drummle's was cleared away, the waiter invited me to begin, I nodded, we both stood our ground.
As I did not want to plowter about any more in the drizzle and the dark, I put my waterproof over the muzzle of one gun, and made a sort of wigwam with two or three rammers that I found, and lay along the tail of another gun, wondering where Vixen had got to, and where I might be.
They could not have heard us, and the next morning when the drizzle cleared,-- which was not until past midday,--we could see nothing of them.
Clouds overlaid the sky as with a shroud of mist, and everything looked sad, rainy, and threatening under a fine drizzle which was beating against the window-panes, and streaking their dull, dark surfaces with runlets of cold, dirty moisture.
There would he be seen, at all times and in all weathers, sometimes in his skiff, anchored among the eddies, or prowling like a shark about some wreck, where the fish are supposed to be most abundant; sometimes seated on a rock from hour to hour, looking, in the mist and drizzle, like a solitary heron watching for its prey.
Now, I’ve known a sow-wester blow for three weeks, in the channel, with a clean drizzle, in which you might wash your face and hands without the trouble of hauling in water from alongside.
When they dropped overside and pushed off into a drizzle of rain and a lop of sea, it occurred to them that they might get into trouble for neglecting the lines.
Creep close to me, and perhaps the drizzle won't hurt you much.
Smoke lowering down from chimney-pots, making a soft black drizzle, with flakes of soot in it as big as full-grown snowflakes--gone into mourning, one might imagine, for the death of the sun.