[ suh-ran ]
/ səˈræn /
fine rain falling after sunset from a sky in which no clouds are visible.
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Origin of serein
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
Words nearby serein
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Example sentences from the Web for serein
Serein, se-rang′, n. a fine rain which falls from a cloudless sky.
British Dictionary definitions for serein
/ (səˈreɪn) /
fine rain falling from a clear sky after sunset, esp in the tropics
Word Origin for serein
C19: via French, from Old French serain dusk, from Latin sērus late
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