rainstorm

[ reyn-stawrm ]
/ ˈreɪnˌstɔrm /

noun

a storm with heavy rain.

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Origin of rainstorm

First recorded in 1810–20; rain + storm
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British Dictionary definitions for rainstorm

rainstorm
/ (ˈreɪnˌstɔːm) /

noun

a storm with heavy rain
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