- very light rain, specifically consisting of droplets less than 0.5 mm in diameter
- (intransitive) to rain lightly
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driz•zle /ˈdrɪzəl/USA pronunciation v., -zled, -zling, n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
v. [no object]
sprinkle:It was drizzling all day.
v., -zled, -zling, n.
sprinkle:It drizzled throughout the night.
in. (0.5 mm) in diameter.
perh. back formation from dryseling, dissimilated variant of Middle English drysning fall (of dew);
akin to Old English drēosan to fall;
cognate with Old Saxon driosan, Gothic driusan
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drizzle /ˈdrɪzəl/ n
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