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Definition of the noun drizzle

What does drizzle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: drizzles

  1. very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of drizzle: mizzle
    • more generic words: rain / rainfall = water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

Alternative definition of the noun drizzle


  1. Light rain.
  2. [context: physics, weather]. Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops, mist, or sprinkle. Unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground. It is sometimes accompanied by low visibility and fog.
  3. [slang] Water.

Definition of the verb drizzle

What does drizzle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: drizzled | drizzling | drizzles

  1. rain lightly
  2. moisten with fine drops
    • examples: drizzle the meat with melted butter | They drizzle the bread with melted butter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): brush, hang, plaster, pump, rub, scatter, seed, sew, shower, smear, smudge, sow, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, spread, sprinkle, spritz, spurt, squirt, stick, strew, string, swab, wash, wrap.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of drizzle: moisten
    • more generic words: splash / splosh / sprinkle = cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

Alternative definition of the verb drizzle


  1. To rain lightly.
  2. To pour slowly and evenly, especially with oil in cooking.
  3. [slang] To urinate.


Drizzle is a musical group.

  • album: "Salem"


  1. "Drizzle" is a composition.
  2. "Drizzle" is a composition.


"Drizzle" is a short feature film by Heorhiy Deliyev. The movie was released in 2005 with original language in Ukrainian, Russian and some German. The film is a story about three individuals living at the end of the World War II, coping with harsh realities amidst adversity.

  • released in (11 years ago)


  1. Drizzle is a free software/open source relational database management system that was forked from version 6.0 of the MySQL DBMS.
    • genres: Database management system, Database
    • license: GNU General Public License
    • official website:
  2. Drizzle is a digital image processing method for the linear reconstruction of undersampled images. It is normally used for the combination of astronomical images and was originally developed for the Hubble Deep Field observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope. The algorithm, known as Variable-Pixel Linear Reconstruction, or informally as "Drizzle," preserves photometry and resolution, can weight input images according to the statistical significance of each pixel, and removes the effects of geometric distortion on both image shape and photometry. In addition, it is possible to use drizzling to combine dithered images in the presence of cosmic rays.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Drizzle

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Google previewHigh Performance MySQL (2012)

Optimization, Backups, and Replication by Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko

Drizzle is a true fork of MyS QL, not just a variant or enhancement. It is not compatible with MySQL, although it's not so different that it's unrecognizable. In most cases, you won't simply be able to switch out your MySQL backend and replace it ...

Google previewBasics Of Atmospheric Science

by Chandrasekar, Chandrasekar A.

Drizzle is the common precipitation associated with the stratus cloud. Cumulus cloud is a low-level convective cloud consisting of individual cells, vertical rolls or towers. The chief characteristic of the cumulus cloud is a flat base and the typical ...

Google previewReason, Thought, and Language; Or, The Many and the One (1906)

A Revised System of Logical Doctrine in Relation to the Forms of Idiomatic Discourse by Douglas Macleane

A pupil-teacher is a teacher-pupil, a rainy drizzle is a drizzling rain. On the other hand a libre-penseur is not necessarily a penseur libre. Quarles says : — ' Be wisely-worldly, be not worldly-wise ' ; and Tennyson warns us against thinking that ...

Google previewReason, Thought and Language (1906)

by Douglas Macleane

drizzle is a drizzling rain. On the other hand a libre-penseur is not necessarily a penseur libre. Quarles says : — ' Be wisely-worldly, be not worldly-wise ' ; and Tennyson warns us against thinking that man-woman is woman-man. L Chop is ...

Google previewDoing Fieldwork

The Correspondence of Robert Redfield and Sol Tax by Robert Redfield, Sol Tax

star of thieves#; Jupiter is the star of horses#; if one watches while a star falls, one's life is shortened; drizzle is the urine of God#; San Sebastian is lord of the wind#; the snakes are owners of the roads#; sorcerers work at crossroads#; where ...

Google previewApplied Hydrometeorology (2009)

by Pukhraj Rakhecha, Vijay P. Singh

Drizzle: Drizzle is a fine sprinkle of very small and rather uniform water droplets, with a diameter of less than 0.5 mm. It occurs from low clouds (stratus type) and its intensity is generally less than 1 mm per hour. (ii) Rain: Rain is precipitation ...

Google previewPure Vegan (2012)

70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living by Joseph Shuldiner

The homemade aioli drizzle is a nice touch, ...

Google previewWhat Is Weather? (2012)

by Ellen Lawrence

When tiny, slow-moving raindrops seem to float in the air, the rain is called drizzle. Snowy Weather Sometimes the air around a cloud is very. 9.

Google previewPriceless Poetic Reflections (2012)

by Miracle

Leaves are falling The drizzle is the unseen reason behind the madness Its 208 Autumn.

Google previewA Secret Map of Ireland (2010)

by Rosita Boland

Drizzle is an apostrophe, as ifto suggest ...

Google previewSongs for the Spirits (2010)

Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam by Barley Norton

Persistent drizzle is a feature of spring in northern Vietnam, and the roads were covered with a treacherous film of wet mud. The large fume-billowing trucks that hurtled past at alarming speeds, seemingly with little regard to any other traffic, ...

Google previewBarron's how to Prepare for the MAT, Miller Analogies Test (2001)

by Robert J. Sternberg

drizzle, c. storm, d. humidity) : RAINFALL (b) A white lie is a minor lie; a drizzle is a minor rainfall. Vocabulary — Description 23. ( a. net, b. ten, c. met, d. end) : TEND :: MEN : MEND (b) Tend is pronounced as ...

Google previewThe Firefly Visual Dictionary (2002)

by Jean Claude Corbeil, Ariane Archambault

heavy intermittent rain light continuous rain moderate continuous rain heavy continuous rain Sleet t (•\ J g snow low drifting snow high freezing rain thick intermittent drizzle Щ Щ light continuous drizzle * 1 * moderate continuous drizzle thick ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rainbows (2017)

Our World Organized by Color by Julie Seabrook Ream

Cherry Glaze with Cream Cheese Drizzle 2. Bubblegum Glaze with Pink Sprinkles 3. Cherry Blossom Glaze with Pastel Sugar Flakes 4. Pear Glaze with Apple Candy Sprinkles 5. Rosewater Glaze with White Sugar Pearls 6. Orange Glaze ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Drizzle. To dredge, to scatter flour on meat while roasting ; to dridge, to sprinkle. — Hal. Dan. drysse, to dredge, sprinkle, powder, to fall in small particles as sand. From the pattering sound of such a fall. Prov. Dan. draase, drase ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Verbs With Prepositions (2016)

by Martin Manser

drizzle verb drizzle over sprinkle (some liquid) over (something): Drizzle some lemon juice over the salad. drop ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Ugaritic Language in the Alphabetic Tradition (2 vols) (2015)

Third Revised Edition by Gregorio del Olmo Lete, Joaquín Sanmartín

drizzle” or type of dew (Hb. rbybym, “rain(s) of dew”, HALOT 1178 f.; Arab. rabab, “(white) clouds”, ...

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Quotes about Drizzle

Let your love be like drizzle: it comes softly, but still swells the river.
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Scrabble value of D2R1I1Z10Z10L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 26 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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