Synonyms for drizzle

MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for drizzle

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIZZLE

Well, it's only a drizzle and we can take a streetcar to within a block of the house.

He nodded; she jumped out; and they scurried through the drizzle.

The rain beat down in a drizzle, and for miles the smoke hung like a pall.

But what in time are you doin' out in this drizzle with a cold and no umbrella?

Make the batches middling thick, enough so that it will not drizzle from the wire.

Fog, and drizzle, and smoke, and stench composed the atmosphere.

The streets were heavily mired and the drizzle grew to a fast downpour.

He hated to admit, as he stood there in the drizzle, his defeat by a cafeteria check.

The night had set in grayly, and a drizzle of fine rain was falling.

A recent rain had made the clay as slippery as asphalt in a drizzle.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, perhaps an alteration of drysning "a falling of dew" (c.1400), from Old English -drysnian, related to dreosan "to fall," from PIE root *dhreu- (see drip (v.)). Or perhaps a frequentative of Middle English dresen "to fall," from Old English dreosan. Related: Drizzled; drizzling. As a noun, from 1550s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRIZZLE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.