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ˈplu vi əlplu·vial

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  1. pluvialnoun

    a rainy period

  2. pluvialadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or produced by rain

  3. pluvialadjective

    occurring through the action of rain

  4. Etymology: From pluvialis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pluvial, Pluviousadjective

    Rainy; relating to rain.

    Etymology: from pluvia, Latin.

    The fungous parcels about the wicks of candles only signifieth a moist and pluvious air about them. Brown.

  2. Pluvialnoun

    A priest’s cope. Robert Ainsworth

    Etymology: pluvial, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pluvialadjective

    of or pertaining to rain; rainy

  2. Pluvialadjective

    produced by the action of rain

  3. Pluvialnoun

    a priest's cope

  4. Etymology: [LL. pluviale a garment which keeps off the rain: cf. F. pluvial.]


  1. Pluvial

    In geology and climatology, a pluvial was an extended period of abundant rainfall lasting many thousands of years. Pluvial is also applied to the sediments of these periods. The term is especially applied to such periods during the Pleistocene Epoch. A minor, short pluvial may be termed a "subpluvial".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pluvial

    plōō′vi-al, adj. pertaining to rain: rainy.—ns. Plu′viograph, a self-recording rain-gauge; Pluviom′eter, an instrument for measuring the amount of rain that falls.—adjs. Pluviomet′ric, -al; Plu′vious, rainy. [Fr.,—pluvialispluvia, rain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pluvial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pluvial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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