[ ploo-vee-uh s ]
/ ˈplu vi əs /
of or relating to rain; rainy.
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Origin of pluvious
OTHER WORDS FROM pluviousplu·vi·os·i·ty [ploo-vee-os-i-tee] /ˌplu viˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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She was pale, the lips pressed tight, the pluvious eyes blinking rapidly.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
British Dictionary definitions for pluvious
/ (ˈpluːvɪəs) /
of or relating to rain; rainy
Word Origin for pluvious
C15: from Late Latin pluviōsus full of rain, from pluvia rain, from pluere to rain
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