rain shower

  1. a brief rainfall, usually of variable intensity.

Origin of rain shower

before 1000; Middle English; Old English

Words Nearby rain shower

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How to use rain shower in a sentence

  • It is very pleasant here to-day, a little cooler than it has been—a good rain shower last evening.

    The Wound Dresser | Walt Whitman
  • A heavy rain shower came up about ten o'clock at night and continued at intervals until late the next morning.

    Along Alaska's Great River | Frederick Schwatka
  • Blowin' hot an' cold, rangin' from a balmy breeze through a rain shower or a thunder-storm, up to a snortin' tornado.

    Rimrock Trail | J. Allan Dunn
  • He sees the gunners busy on the left, the horses standing behind them as if all the whistling sounds are only a rain-shower.

  • The cloud-seeders provided a cooling rain-shower at about 0100 every night to wash away the day's grime.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg