rainy

[ rey-nee ]
/ ˈreɪ ni /

adjective, rain·i·er, rain·i·est.

characterized by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region.
wet with rain: rainy streets.
bringing rain: rainy clouds.

Nearby words

  1. rainwash,
  2. rainwater,
  3. rainwater pipe,
  4. rainwater, james,
  5. rainwear,
  6. rainy day,
  7. rainy day, a,
  8. rainy lake,
  9. raipur,
  10. rais

Origin of rainy

before 1000; Middle English reyny, Old English rēnig. See rain, -y1

Related formsrain·i·ly, adverbrain·i·ness, nounun·rain·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for rainy

rainy

/ (ˈreɪnɪ) /

adjective rainier or rainiest

characterized by a large rainfalla rainy climate
wet or showery; bearing rain
Derived Formsrainily, adverbraininess, noun

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Word Origin and History for rainy

rainy

adj.

Old English renig; see rain (n.) + -y (2).

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