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Monday, February 02, 2015

Definitions for mizzle

  1. South Midland and Southern U.S. to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.
  2. South Midland and Southern U.S. mist or drizzle.

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Citations for mizzle
But in the midst of my striving it seemed to mizzle gold, with fair drops; I filled my lap, and, running to show it my fellows, it turned to dust. John Lyly, Sapho and Phao, 1584
Clouds as heavy as pregnant sows slopped across the sky from northwest to southeast. Occasionally a little rain mizzled down. Frederick Manfred, Scarlet Plume, 1964
Origin of mizzle
Mizzle is related to the Low German term miseln meaning "to drizzle." It entered English in the mid-1400s.