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Meaning of drizzle

driz•zle

Pronunciation: (driz'ul), [key]
— v., n. -zled, -zling,
—v.i.
  1. to rain gently and steadily in fine drops; sprinkle: It drizzled throughout the night.
  2. to fall in fine drops.
—v.t.
  1. to rain or let fall in fine drops; sprinkle: He drizzled honey over the fruit.
  2. to pour in a fine stream: Drizzle melted butter over the breadcrumb topping.
—n.
  1. a very light rain.
  2. precipitation consisting of numerous, minute droplets of water less than in. (0.5 mm) in diameter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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