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drizzly

[ driz-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF drizzly
  • as inmoist
  • as inrainy
  • as inclammy
  • as indamp

Synonyms for drizzly

  • damp
  • humid
  • muggy
  • rainy
  • soggy
  • watery
  • clammy
  • dampish
  • dank
  • dewy
  • dripping
  • drippy
  • irriguous
  • not dry
  • oozy
  • teary
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Antonyms for drizzly

  • arid
  • dehydrated
  • dry
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIZZLY

The shops were not yet all lighted, and a drizzly rain was falling.

Her hair wet with the drizzly atmosphere hung about her face.

Toward noon the rain turned to a drizzly snow, and finally ceased.

Though a drizzly, sleety day, it did not dampen our ardor—nor that of the mosquitos.

When the morning came, dark and drizzly, she found it hard to keep her word.

The day changes as it wears itself away and becomes dark and drizzly.

The drizzly day tends westward; the cry is still: "To Versailles!"

When he aroused himself with a start, the grey, drizzly dawn was upon him.

Sorrow and sadness within; gloom, fog, or drizzly rain without.

You take a night when there's one of these grisly, drizzly, gray mists, and then there isn't any particular shape to a shore.

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 DRIZZLY

clammy

adjectivedamp
  • close
  • dank
  • drizzly
  • moist
  • mucid
  • mucous
  • muculent
  • pasty
  • slimy
  • soggy
  • sticky
  • sweating
  • sweaty
  • wet

rainy

adjectivemoist
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