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showery

[shou-uh-ree] /ˈʃaʊ ə ri/
adjective
1.
characterized by or abounding with showers:
the showery season in the tropics.
2.
falling in showers:
showery petals.
3.
causing or bringing showers:
showery clouds.
4.
of, relating to, or resembling showers:
showery spray from the ocean.
Origin of showery
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; shower1 + -y1
Related forms
showeriness, noun
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