drizzle NOUN light rain falling in very fine drops.
VERB 1) (it drizzles, it is drizzling, etc.) rain lightly. 2) Cookery pour a thin stream of (a liquid ingredient) over a dish.
DERIVATIVES drizzly adjective.
ORIGIN probably from an Old English word meaning «to fall».

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  • drizzly — UK [ˈdrɪz(ə)lɪ] / US adjective Word forms drizzly : adjective drizzly comparative drizzlier superlative drizzliest with very light rain falling …   English dictionary

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  • drizzly — adjective see drizzle I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drizzly — See drizzle. * * * …   Universalium

  • drizzly — adjective Abounding with drizzle; drizzling …   Wiktionary

  • drizzly — driz|zly [ drızli ] adjective with very light rain falling …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drizzly — driz·zly || drɪzlɪ adj. damp, rainy, characterized by a light rain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drizzly — driz·zly …   English syllables

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