drizzle

[[t]drɪ̱z(ə)l[/t]]
drizzles, drizzling, drizzled
1) N-UNCOUNT: also a N Drizzle is light rain falling in fine drops.

The drizzle had now stopped and the sun was breaking through.

2) VERB If it is drizzling, it is raining very lightly.

[it V] Clouds had come down and it was starting to drizzle...

[V-ing] I walked home in the drizzling rain.

3) VERB If you drizzle a liquid over food or drizzle food with a liquid, you pour a small quantity of the liquid all over the food.

[V n over n] Drizzle the remaining dressing over the duck and salad...

[V n with n] Drizzle them with warmed extra virgin olive oil. [Also V n with over]


English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
(in small drops),


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  • Drizzle — Driz zle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drizzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drizzling}.] [Prop. freq. of AS. dre[ o]san to fall. See {Dreary}.] To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drizzle — Driz zle, n. A fine rain or mist. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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