down-pour

downpour

[doun-pawr, -pohr]
noun
a heavy, drenching rain.

Origin:
1805–15; down1 + pour

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downpour (ˈdaʊnˌpɔː)
 
n
a heavy continuous fall of rain

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downpour
1811, from down (adv.) + pour.
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