- to rain gently and steadily in fine drops; sprinkle: It drizzled throughout the night.
- to fall in fine drops.
- to pour in a fine stream: Drizzle melted butter over the breadcrumb topping.
- to rain or let fall in fine drops or particles; sprinkle: He then drizzled grated cheese over the hot pasta.
- a very light rain.
- Meteorology. precipitation consisting of numerous minute droplets of water less than 1/50 (0.02) inch (0.5 mm) in diameter.
Origin of drizzle
Examples from the Web for drizzle
Contemporary Examples of drizzle
Cook pancake in pan, add chopped chocolate toaster pastry, and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
Cook waffles in waffle maker, sprinkle chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate sauce.
Ground turkey with sweet potatoes and a drizzle of olive oil only tastes good for so long, after all.Is the IIFYM Diet Right for You?
December 2, 2013
Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate onto the popcorn and marshmallows in a side-to-side motion.
Add jalapeno slices and pineapple and drizzle Cholula on top.
Historical Examples of drizzle
Well, it's only a drizzle and we can take a streetcar to within a block of the house.
He nodded; she jumped out; and they scurried through the drizzle.
The rain beat down in a drizzle, and for miles the smoke hung like a pall.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
But what in time are you doin' out in this drizzle with a cold and no umbrella?Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Make the batches middling thick, enough so that it will not drizzle from the wire.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
- very light rain, specifically consisting of droplets less than 0.5 mm in diameter
- (intr) to rain lightly
- (tr) to moisten with tiny droplets
Word Origin for drizzle
1540s, perhaps an alteration of drysning "a falling of dew" (c.1400), from Old English -drysnian, related to dreosan "to fall," from PIE root *dhreu- (see drip (v.)). Or perhaps a frequentative of Middle English dresen "to fall," from Old English dreosan. Related: Drizzled; drizzling. As a noun, from 1550s.