drizzle drizzle  /d ˈrɪ zəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
  2. (v) rain lightly
  3. (v) moisten with fine drops

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Usage(s):

  1. But state food and agriculture department officials responsible for the anti-medfly campaign have stood under a drizzle of the pesticide showering from a helicopter.
  2. On shore, a gentle drizzle ruined the coiffures of women who had long looked forward to the reunions.
  3. Challenger would not blast off even into a drizzle.

News

  1. West Indies win toss and ask South Africa to bat

    (Reuters) - West Indies won the toss and asked South Africa to bat in their Champions Trophy Group B match in Cardiff on Friday. Morning rain reduced the match to 36 overs a side, which could be cut further after the covers were brought out 10 minutes before the scheduled start because of light drizzle. The winners will qualify for next week's semi-finals. Fast bowler Dale Steyn returned to the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Cricket-West Indies win toss and ask South Africa to bat

    June 14 (Reuters) - West Indies won the toss and asked South Africa to bat in their Champions Trophy Group B match in Cardiff on Friday. Morning rain reduced the match to 36 overs a side, which could be cut further after the covers were brought out 10 minutes before the scheduled start because of light drizzle. The winners will qualify for next week's semi-finals. Fast bowler Dale Steyn returned ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. AUSTIN DANFORTH

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A constant drizzle added a slippery coat to a foreign setting at Williams College -- perhaps the first site of a Vermont high school playoff contest in Massachusetts.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

Quotes

  1. Mr Eavis said: "This is the best place in Britain to be at the moment. We have been so lucky with the weather, I promise you. It's not even raining - there was some drizzle for about an hour-and-a-half."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Michael Eavis Source: ITV.com

  2. "It was tough," said Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, who was 21-of-29 for 189 yards. "We were expecting a light drizzle, but it was pouring. I'm just thankful it let up at the end and gave both teams a chance to throw the ball."
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Carson Palmer Source: USA Today

  3. "The team didn't say anything so I though I was shot," Hamilton said. "When it started to drizzle, I didn't want to take any risks but at the final corner I got past Glock and I couldn't believe it. I thought 'do I have it, do I have it?'...
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: Times Online

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