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Friday, August 15, 2014

Definitions for serein

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

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Citations for serein
The sky was clear, but a serein drizzled onto them. China Miéville, Iron Council, 2004
Serein is the falling evening dew, which results from the general chilling of the stratum of air nearest the earth's surface after sundown. John William Moore, Meteorology: Practical and Applied, 1894
Origin of serein
Serein is a French loanword with roots in the Latin term sērus meaning "late." It entered English in the mid-1800s.