The definition of a drizzle is a light rain or mist.noun
An example of a drizzle is a rain that puts many little drops on your windshield.
Drizzle is defined as to fall in fine drops, or to pour liquid in a thin stream.verb
- An example of drizzle is for the rain to fall in small, mist-like drops.
- An example of drizzle is to pour a thin line of olive oil over vegetables that you're roasting.
Origin: prob. freq. of ME *drisnen (found only as ger. drisning), to fall as dew, akin to Norw dial. drysja, to drizzle & OE dreosan: see dreary
- to let fall in fine, mistlike drops
- Cooking to drip or pour (a liquid) in a fine stream onto (a food)
- drizzly adjective
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
verb driz·zled, driz·zling, driz·zles verb, intransitive
- To let fall in fine drops or particles: drizzled melted butter over the asparagus.
- To moisten with fine drops: drizzled the asparagus with melted butter.
Origin: Perhaps from Middle English drisning, fall of dew, from Old English -drysnian, in gedrysnian, to pass away, vanish; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.
- drizˈzly adjective