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rainy

[ rey-nee ]
/ ˈreɪ ni /
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adjective, rain·i·er, rain·i·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 rēnig.See rain, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM rainy

rain·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 forms of rainy

rainily, adverbraininess, noun
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