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driz·zle / ˈdrizəl/ • n. light rain falling in very fine drops: Boston will be cloudy with patchy drizzle | [in sing.] a steady drizzle has been falling since 3 a.m. ∎  [in sing.] Cooking a thin stream of a liquid ingredient trickled over something. • v. [intr.] (it drizzles, it is drizzling, etc.) rain lightly: it's started to drizzle | [as adj.] (drizzling) the drizzling rain. ∎  [tr.] Cooking cause a thin stream of (a liquid ingredient) to trickle over food: drizzle the clarified butter over the top. ∎  [tr.] cause a liquid ingredient to trickle over (food) in this way: raspberries drizzled with melted chocolate. DERIVATIVES: driz·zly / -z(ə)lē/ adj.

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drizzle

drizzle Precipitation of very small (200–500 μm) water droplets generated by coalescence at the base of cloud such as stratus. See also crachin.

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drizzle

drizzle Precipitation of very small (200–500μm) water droplets generated by coalescence at the base of cloud such as stratus. See also CRACHIN.

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drizzle

drizzle vb. and sb. XVI. prob. f. ME. drēse, OE. drēosan fall (see DREARY); see -LE 3.

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drizzle

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