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downpour

[ doun-pawr, -pohr ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr /
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noun
a heavy, drenching rain.
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Origin of downpour

First recorded in 1805–15; down1 + pour
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British Dictionary definitions for downpour

downpour
/ (ˈdaʊnˌpɔː) /

noun
a heavy continuous fall of rain
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