verb (used without object), driz·zled, driz·zling.
verb (used with object), driz·zled, driz·zling.
Origin of drizzle
Examples from the Web for drizzly
But a drizzly ten minutes later, an exuberantly overweight man with a bright-red face suddenly roared his taxi around the corner.
On a drizzly morning in Cape Cod, all talk of birthers and beer summits was silenced as hundreds said goodbye to a fallen soldier.
One hears that the globe is warming but we see little evidence of it here in drizzly London.
The day is drizzly, and the command don't seem to care a pin by this time.Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life|Charles King
But it was still dull and drizzly, and we had a feeling for the open road and a cozier lodgment.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
"I thought we'd better stay in this drizzly afternoon," remarked Mrs. Hoyt.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
The morrow broke grey and drizzly, but as so often happens in the islands, cleared up into a glorious day.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
His wounded arm pained him much, and he had caught a severe cold upon the wet, drizzly morning of the duel.City Crimes|Greenhorn
British Dictionary definitions for drizzly
Word Origin for drizzle
Word Origin and History for drizzly
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.