from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To rain gently in fine, mistlike drops.
- transitive v. To let fall in fine drops or particles: drizzled melted butter over the asparagus.
- transitive v. To moisten with fine drops: drizzled the asparagus with melted butter.
- n. A fine, gentle, misty rain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To rain lightly.
- v. To pour slowly and evenly, especially with oil in cooking.
- v. To urinate.
- n. Light rain.
- n. . Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops, mist, or sprinkle. Unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground. It is sometimes accompanied by low visibility and fog.
- n. Water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the clouds, slowly and in fine particles
- transitive v. To shed slowly in minute drops or particles.
- n. A fine rain or mist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall, as water from the clouds, in very fine particles; rain in small drops: as, it drizzles; drizzling drops; drizzling rain.
- To shed in small drops or particles.
- n. A light rain; mizzle; mist.
- n. A local English name of the young ling. Also called ling-drizzle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rain lightly
- v. moisten with fine drops
- n. very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
A small, seemingly chocolately treat covered in whipped cream and caramel drizzle is presented to a new hire as a gift from his/her welcoming committee of new fellow associates.
Through Tonight: Winds from the north and northwest signal an end to any precipitation of consequence, though some drizzle is possible into the evening and skies are likely to stay mostly cloudy.
I live in drizzle city (Portland, OR), so rain wouldn't keep me away.
You're right - raining and drizzle is pretty expected around here so ya 'just plow through it (with massive amounts of whining added in for good measure).
The white chocolate drizzle is part of the recipe but can be omitted if you like - these cookies are completely tasty on their own.
Pitching in drizzle on an un-Californialike night, Contreras retired his final 15 batters.
"Luckily, working for an international outfit means I'm not trapped in English drizzle all year long."
Most of the light rain and drizzle is expected to gradually ease over the next hour or so
The game was played in a steady drizzle from the third inning on and the temperature dipped into the mid-40s.
When the water falls in small drops it is called a drizzle; when the drops are larger it is rain.