Definition of "drizzle" []

  • To rain gently in fine, mistlike drops. (verb-intransitive)
  • To let fall in fine drops or particles: drizzled melted butter over the asparagus. (verb-transitive)
  • To moisten with fine drops: drizzled the asparagus with melted butter. (verb-transitive)
  • A fine, gentle, misty rain. (noun)
  • Very light rain, specifically consisting of droplets less than 0.5 mm in diameter (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To rain lightly (verb)
  • To moisten with tiny droplets (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "drizzle" in a sentence
  • "A small, seemingly chocolately treat covered in whipped cream and caramel drizzle is presented to a new hire as a gift from his/her welcoming committee of new fellow associates."
  • "Through Tonight: Winds from the north and northwest signal an end to any precipitation of consequence, though some drizzle is possible into the evening and skies are likely to stay mostly cloudy."
  • "I live in drizzle city (Portland, OR), so rain wouldn't keep me away."