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.