Drizzle
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; drizzling drops or rain. ``Drizzling tears.'' --Spenser.

Syn: mizzle, misle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(in small drops),


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