Pluvious Plu"vi*ous, a. [L. pluviosus, pluvius, fr. pluvia rain: cf. F. pluvieux. See {Pluvial}, a.] Abounding in rain; rainy; pluvial. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • pluvious — adjective /ˈplʊviəs/ Of or pertaining to the condition of heavy rain; rainy. Rachael sat by the fireplace one pluvious evening …   Wiktionary

  • pluvious — pluviosity /plooh vee os i tee/, n. /plooh vee euhs/, adj. of or pertaining to rain; rainy. [1400 50; late ME < L pluviosus. See PLUVIAL, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • pluvious — plu·vi·ous || pluːvɪəs adj. rainy, characterized by rain falling from the clouds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pluvious — plu·vi·ous …   English syllables

  • pluvious — /ˈpluviəs/ (say ploohveeuhs) adjective 1. rainy. 2. relating to rain. {Latin pluviōsus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pluvious — ˈplüvēəs adjective Etymology: Middle English pluvyous, from Latin pluviosus, from pluvia rain + osus ose : of or relating to rain : rainy, pluviose …   Useful english dictionary

  • impluvious — † imˈpluvious, a. rare 0. [f. im 1 + pluvious.] ‘Wet with rain’ (Blount Glossogr. 1656). Hence † imˈpluviousness (Bailey vol. II. 1727) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pluviose — Plu vi [^o]se , n. [F. See {Pluvious}.] The fifth month of the French republican calendar adopted in 1793. It began January 20, and ended February 18. See {Vend[ e]miaire}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aquarela do Brasil — ( Watercolor of Brazil ), also known in English speaking countries simply as Brazil , is one of the most popular Brazilian songs of all time, written by Ary Barroso on a pluvious night in 1939. It was first recorded by Aracy Cortes later that… …   Wikipedia

  • pluviosity — See pluvious. * * * …   Universalium

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