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serein

[ suh-ran ]

noun

, Meteorology.
  1. fine rain falling after sunset from a sky in which no clouds are visible.


serein

/ səˈreɪn /

noun

  1. fine rain falling from a clear sky after sunset, esp in the tropics


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Word History and Origins

Origin of serein1

1865–70; < French serein, Middle French serain evening, nightfall < Vulgar Latin *sērānum, equivalent to Latin sēr ( um ) a late hour (neuter of sērus late) + -ānum, neuter of -ānus -an; compare obsolete English serene < Middle French

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Word History and Origins

Origin of serein1

C19: via French, from Old French serain dusk, from Latin sērus late

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Example Sentences

Serein, se-rang′, n. a fine rain which falls from a cloudless sky.

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