dry spell


a prolonged period of dry weather.
a period of little or no productivity or activity, low income, etc.

Nearby words

  1. dry rot fungus,
  2. dry run,
  3. dry sink,
  4. dry slope,
  5. dry socket,
  6. dry steam,
  7. dry stock,
  8. dry suit,
  9. dry synovitis,
  10. dry tortugas

Origin of dry spell

First recorded in 1885–90

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