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[reyn-drop] /ˈreɪnˌdrɒp/
a drop of rain.
Origin of raindrop
before 1000; Middle English rein-drop(e); Old English regndropa; see rain, drop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Every raindrop on which there falls a ray of light reminds him of a diamond.

    Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton
  • “Why is a raindrop―” began Norton Randolf, a newcomer in Chelton.

    The Motor Girls on the Coast Margaret Penrose
  • He saw the purple flash shiver across the swaying smoke, heard the splitting crack of the bolt, and felt a raindrop on his face.

  • She laughed softly, and followed the zigzag course of the raindrop with her finger.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • You know who I mean by the rosebud, and who the raindrop is?

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • Not a tree quivered, not a raindrop slipped from a blade of grass, but Guy held out his arms to clasp his long-awaited Pauline.

    Plashers Mead Compton Mackenzie
  • Where a raindrop struck the water, the splash was like a little crown.

  • You'll be a wild comet, yes, but I'll be a raindrop in a deep well, learning patience.

    Circle of Flight Richard Stockham
  • Suddenly something sparkled that was not a raindrop, something in the moss and undergrowth at the entrance to the glade.

    The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan
  • Not a tree quivered, not a raindrop slipped from a blade of grass but Guy held out his arms to clasp his long awaited Pauline.

    Guy and Pauline Compton Mackenzie
Word Origin and History for raindrop

Old English rendropa; see rain (n.) + drop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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