drizzly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drizzly - wet with light rain; "a sad drizzly day"; "a wet drippy day"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
Translations

drizzly

[ˈdrɪzlɪ] ADJlloviznoso

drizzly

[ˈdrɪzəli] adj [weather] → de crachin; [afternoon] → de crachin
It was dull and drizzly → Il faisait gris et il y avait du crachin.

drizzly

adj drizzly weatherNieselwetter nt; it’s drizzlyes nieselt

drizzly

[ˈdrɪzlɪ] adjpiovigginoso/a
References in classic literature ?
It rained on the evening when the two met and talked, a drizzly wet October rain.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
It was late in a drizzly afternoon that a traveler alighted at the door of a small country hotel, in the village of N , in Kentucky.
Unfortunately the morning was drizzly, and an angel could not have concealed the fact that Barnard was shedding sooty tears outside the window, like some weak giant of a Sweep.
The day changes as it wears itself away and becomes dark and drizzly.
That afternoon the sky became overcast again, and squally, drizzly weather set in.
It was a September evening, and not yet seven o'clock, but the day had been a dreary one, and a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city.
The girl turned up at the Fynes' house at half-past nine on a cold, drizzly evening.
It was a dull, drizzly day; but that was no matter: it was all the more suitable to my frame of mind.
The next was a very unpropitious morning for a journey-- muggy, damp, and drizzly.
MOUNTAIN rescue volunteers were called after a couple got into difficulties in drizzly weather conditions.
But after an incredible nine-year-rise from the depths of non-league football, BrIsToL rovers rained on their parade at a drizzly Kingsmeadow.