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Definition of drizzle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    drizzle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪzl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪzl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drizzle
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪzl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪzl//
     
    he / she / it drizzles
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪzlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪzlz//
     
    past simple drizzled
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪzld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪzld//
     
    past participle drizzled
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪzld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪzld//
     
    -ing form drizzling
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪzlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪzlɪŋ//
     
    Rain
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] when it is drizzling, it is raining lightly It was drizzling outside. When they left it was beginning to drizzle. See related entries: Rain
  2. 2[transitive] drizzle something (over something) to pour a small amount of liquid over the surface of something synonym dribble Drizzle the lemon juice over the fish.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: probably based on Old English drēosan ‘to fall’, of Germanic origin; probably related to dreary.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drizzle

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