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Origin of drought
pronunciation note for drought
In American English, drought with the pronunciation [drout] /draʊt/ is common everywhere in educated speech, and is the usual printed form.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH droughtdraught, drought
Example sentences from the Web for drought
The main and the north fork of the Canadian are exemptions from the effects of summer drouth.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
That was the year of the "drouth," and he apprised the brethren where he preached of the destitution in Kansas.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler|Pardee Butler
At which thing one of his chamberleins maruelling, asked the cause of his drouth.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (3 of 6): England (7 of 9)|Raphael Holinshed
The creek filled to its banks, the field and garden freshened in a day, and the new ranch threw off the blight of summer drouth.Wells Brothers|Andy Adams
The drouth was telling on Glendon's small herd, but he had more important things to think about now.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker