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raindrop

[reyn-drop]
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noun
  1. a drop of rain.
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Origin of raindrop

before 1000; Middle English rein-drop(e); Old English regndropa; see rain, drop
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Related Words for raindrop

rainfall, deluge, hail, torrent, shower, flood, stream, mist, precipitation, drizzle, sleet, rainstorm, monsoon, moisture, rain, pouring, sprinkle, condensation, spit, cloudburst

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Historical Examples of raindrop

  • Where a raindrop struck the water, the splash was like a little crown.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • Every raindrop on which there falls a ray of light reminds him of a diamond.

  • “Why is a raindrop―” began Norton Randolf, a newcomer in Chelton.

  • She laughed softly, and followed the zigzag course of the raindrop with her finger.

    Calumet 'K'

    Samuel Merwin

  • His whole being was swallowed up as a raindrop is swallowed in a cataract.

    Where the Path Breaks

    Charles de Crspigny


Word Origin and History for raindrop

n.

Old English rendropa; see rain (n.) + drop (n.).

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