What does drizzle mean?
Definitions for drizzle
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very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
"When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"
moisten with fine drops
"drizzle the meat with melted butter"
. 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.
Stop drinking all of my drizzle!
To rain lightly.
To pour slowly and evenly, especially with oil in cooking.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
to shed slowly in minute drops or particles
fine rain or mist
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
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.]
The numerical value of drizzle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of drizzle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of drizzle in a Sentence
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.
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.
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.
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.
Custard toast is a complete meal with complex carbs if you choose a whole grain bread, protein and fat from the Greek yogurt and eggs and micronutrients and antioxidants from the berries, the drizzle of maple syrup or agave slightly sweetens it up so you have all the pleasure points of sweet and savory.
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- ситен дъжд, ръмя, пикаяBulgarian
- mrholit, mžení, mrholeníCzech
- glaw mânWelsh
- träufeln, Nieselregen, nieseln, SprühregenGerman
- verŝi, pluvetiEsperanto
- cilampa, sirimiri, lloviznar, chilchi, llovizna, garúa, jarinaSpanish
- tihkusade, sadesumu, tihuttaa, vihmoa, tihku, tihkuttaa, valella, sataa tihkua, lorottaaFinnish
- pleuvioter, flotte, mouiller, crachin, bruine, bruinerFrench
- बूंदा बांदीHindi
- szór, szemerkél, szitálás, szitál, szemerkélésHungarian
- 時雨, 小雨, 霧雨Japanese
- pluvia tenuisLatin
- Gefisems, FisemreenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kōwhaowhao, ua tātārikiMāori
- роси, роса, дождецMacedonian
- gemiezer, stofregen, drop, druppen, drupregen, dropregen, motteren, motregenen, drup, druppelen, miezeren, motregen, miezerDutch
- yrNorwegian Nynorsk
- skropić, sikać, mżawka, mżyćPolish
- chuvisco, garoa, chuviscarPortuguese
- țârâi, burniță, buraRomanian
- изморось, [[моросящий]] [[дождь]], до́ждик, [[мелкий]] [[дождь]], моросить, мо́росьRussian
- сипити, kišica, ромињати, росуља, rosulja, rominjati, кишица, sipitiSerbo-Croatian
- popŕchať, mrholiťSlovak
- dugga, duggregn, duggregnaSwedish
- çiselemek, çiseleme, ahmakıslatanTurkish
- بوندا باندیUrdu
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