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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Example sentences
It all ended in rain-a downpour on shore that erased all of it so quickly.
For fifteen minutes it showered down beams of light, giving the effect of a
  downpour of rain.
Shortly after the discovery of the vehicle, a heavy downpour of rain began
  which hampered investigative and search efforts.
All it takes is a torrential downpour or a sustained period of rain.
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