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.
An example of a drizzle is a rain that puts many little drops on your windshield.
Drizzled melted butter over the asparagus.
Drizzled the asparagus with melted butter.
Stop drinking all of my drizzle!
Origin of drizzle
- Perhaps from Middle English drisning fall of dew from Old English -drysnian (in gedrysnian to pass away, vanish) dhreu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps a back-formation from dryseling, a dissimilated variant of Middle English drysning (“a falling of dew”), from Old English drysnan (“to extinguish”), related to Old English drēosan (“to fall, to decline”), making it cognate to modern English droze and drowse.