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downpour

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

First recorded in 1805–15; down1 + pour
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Related Words for downpour

flood, deluge, storm, monsoon, rainstorm, inundation, cloudburst

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British Dictionary definitions for downpour

downpour

noun
  1. a heavy continuous fall of rain
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Word Origin and History for downpour

n.

1811, from down (adv.) + pour.

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