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showery

[shou-uh-ree]
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adjective
  1. characterized by or abounding with showers: the showery season in the tropics.
  2. falling in showers: showery petals.
  3. causing or bringing showers: showery clouds.
  4. of, relating to, or resembling showers: showery spray from the ocean.
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Origin of showery

First recorded in 1585–95; shower1 + -y1
Related formsshow·er·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for showery

Historical Examples

  • This was April in the Spring of 2348 and April was always a month of showery heavens.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • The afternoon was showery, and hopes were entertained of a change of wind.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • Paul was in evening dress, and as the night was showery, wore a loose Burberry.

  • The end of a rainbow, as seen in the morning in showery weather.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Showery and doubtful days were devoted to the city and shopping.