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Definition of "downpour" []

  • A heavy fall of rain. (noun)
  • A heavy continuous fall of rain (noun)

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Use "downpour" in a sentence
  • "The trails were deep in mud, the long grass soaking, leaves overhead sending down random showers even in those moments when there was no actual downpour from the sky and the clouds looked like clearing."
  • "I am irritated by the namby-pamby little fall of rain, the light drizzle that occasionally threatens to be a downpour, which is neither here nor there."
  • "The downpour was the town's heaviest in 20 years with more than"