Characterized by heavy rainfall; rainy.
Origin of pluviousMiddle English from Old French pluvieus from Latin pluviōsus 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.