What does drizzle mean?

Definitions for drizzle
ˈdrɪz əldriz·zle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drizzle, mizzleverb

    very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower

  2. drizzle, mizzleverb

    rain lightly

    "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"

  3. drizzle, moistenverb

    moisten with fine drops

    "drizzle the meat with melted butter"

Wiktionary

  1. drizzlenoun

    Light rain.

  2. drizzlenoun

    . Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops, mist, or sprinkle. Unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground. It is sometimes accompanied by low visibility and fog.

    No longer pouring, the rain outside slowed down to a faint drizzle.

  3. drizzlenoun

    Water.

    Stop drinking all of my drizzle!

  4. drizzleverb

    To rain lightly.

  5. drizzleverb

    To pour slowly and evenly, especially with oil in cooking.

  6. drizzleverb

    To urinate.

  7. Etymology: Perhaps a back-formation from dryseling, a dissimilated variant of drysning, from drysnan, related to dreosan, making it cognate to modern English droze and drowse.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DRIZZLEverb

    To shed in small slow drops; as Winter rains.

    Etymology: driselen, German, to shed dew.

    When the sun sets the air doth drizzle dew. William Shakespeare.

    Though now this face of mine be hid
    In sap-consuming Winter’s drizzled snow,
    And all the conduits of my blood froze up,
    Yet hath my night of life some memory. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Drizzleverb

    To fall in short slow drops.

    And drizzling drops that often do redound,
    The firmest flint doth in continuance wear. Edmund Spenser.

    Her heart did melt in great compassion,
    And drizzling tears did shed for pure affection. Fairy Queen.

    This day will pour down,
    If I conjecture ought, no drizzling show’r,
    But rattling storm of arrows barb’d with fire. John Milton.

    The neighbouring mountains, by reason of their height, are more exposed to the dews and drizzling rains than any of the adjacent parts. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

Wikipedia

  1. Drizzle

    Drizzle is a light precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than 0.5 mm (0.02 in) in diameter. Drizzle is normally produced by low stratiform clouds and stratocumulus clouds. Precipitation rates from drizzle are on the order of a millimetre (0.04 in) per day or less at the ground. Owing to the small size of drizzle drops, under many circumstances drizzle largely evaporates before reaching the surface and so may be undetected by observers on the ground. The METAR code for drizzle is DZ and for freezing drizzle is FZDZ.

ChatGPT

  1. drizzle

    Drizzle is a type of light rain characterized by fine, small droplets of water falling from the sky. It is typically softer and less violent than a rain shower, and it can occur over a long duration but usually doesn't accumulate much water on the ground. Drizzle often causes misty or foggy conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drizzleverb

    to rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles; drizzling drops or rain

  2. Drizzleverb

    to shed slowly in minute drops or particles

  3. Drizzlenoun

    fine rain or mist

Wikidata

  1. Drizzle

    Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain - generally smaller than 0.5 mm in diameter. Drizzle is normally produced by low stratiform clouds and stratocumulus clouds. Precipitation rates from drizzle are on the order of a millimetre per day or less at the ground. Owing to the small size of drizzle drops, under many circumstances drizzle largely evaporates before reaching the surface and so may be undetected by observers on the ground. The METAR code for drizzle is DZ.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drizzle

    driz′l, v.i. to rain in small drops.—v.t. (Shak.) to shed in small drops.—n. a small, light rain.—adj. Drizz′ly. [Freq. of M. E. dresen—A.S. dreósan, to fall; Norw. drjosa, Goth. driusan.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drizzle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drizzle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of drizzle in a Sentence

  1. Alyssa Dweck:

    Again, it’s those three hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, that decrease and cause a weakened orgasm response that can be more like a drizzle than a thunderstorm.

  2. Dawn Jackson Blatner:

    If you look at your plate and you have what you can guesstimate is a half-cup of a grain, that’s going to be roughly 150 calories ; if you see a reasonably sized piece of protein, it’s likely about 3 ounces, or about 150 calories, and if you see a lot of vegetables, topped with just a little bit of fat, like a drizzle of olive oil, you’re probably adding up to about a 400 to 450 calorie meal.

  3. Avigdor Liberman:

    If Iran hits us with a drizzle here, we will hit them with a downpour there. there are many radical Islamists, but Iran is the only one which is really.

  4. David Deptula:

    The ultimate guidance rests in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we have been applying air power like a rain shower or a drizzle -- for it to be effective, it needs to be applied like a thunderstorm.

  5. Gina Hassick:

    I would stick with two pancakes for an appropriate serving size, top with cinnamon and blueberries or bananas, and drizzle lightly with pure maple syrup.

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