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 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.
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 a dull, drizzly day; but that was no matter: it was all the more suitable to my frame of mind.
It rained on the evening when the two met and talked, a drizzly wet October rain.
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.
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.
The girl turned up at the Fynes' house at half-past nine on a cold, drizzly evening.
The next was a very unpropitious morning for a journey-- muggy, damp, and drizzly.
That afternoon the sky became overcast again, and squally, drizzly weather set in.
Any weather other than a bit drizzly and breezy and we're in a reet mess.
this week's hot and not Rainy day pinks This pretty pink raincoat from Miss Selfridge, PS39, will brighten any drizzly day.