Characterized by heavy rainfall; rainy.
Origin of pluviousMiddle English, from Old French pluvieus, from Latin pluvi&omacron;sus, from (aqua) pluvia, rain (water), feminine of pluvius, of rain, from pluere, to rain; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pluvious, superlative most pluvious)
- Of or pertaining to the condition of heavy rain; rainy.
- Rachael sat by the fireplace one pluvious evening.