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rainy

[ rey-nee ]
/ 藞re瑟 ni /
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adjective, rain路i路er, rain路i路est.
characterized by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region.
wet with rain: rainy streets.
bringing rain: rainy clouds.
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Origin of rainy

before 1000; Middle English reyny,Old English r膿nig.See rain, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM rainy

rain路i路ly, adverbrain路i路ness, nounun路rain路y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rainy

rainy
/ (藞re瑟n瑟) /

adjective rainier or rainiest
characterized by a large rainfalla rainy climate
wet or showery; bearing rain

Derived forms of rainy

rainily, adverbraininess, noun
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