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intr.v. miz·zled, miz·zling, miz·zles
To rain in fine, mistlike droplets; drizzle.
A mistlike rain; a drizzle.
[Middle English misellen; probably akin to Dutch dialectal mieselen; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.]
intr.v. miz·zled, miz·zling, miz·zles Chiefly British Slang
To make a sudden departure.
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(Physical Geography) a dialect word for drizzle
[C15: perhaps from Low German miseln to drizzle; compare Dutch dialect miezelen to drizzle]
(intr) slang Brit to decamp
[C18: of unknown origin]
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v. -zled, -zling,
1. to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.n.
2. a misty drizzle.
[1475–85; c. dial. Dutch mizzelen, Low German miseln to drizzle; akin to Middle Dutch misel mist, dew; see -le]
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Past participle: mizzled
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|Noun||1.||mizzle - very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower|
|Verb||1.||mizzle - rain lightly; "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"|
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