|1.||very light rain, specifically consisting of droplets less than 0.5 mm in diameter|
|2.||(intr) to rain lightly|
|3.||(tr) to moisten with tiny droplets|
|[Old English drēosan to fall; related to Old Saxon driosan, Gothic driusan, Norwegian drjōsa]|
very small, numerous water drops that may appear to float while being carried by air currents; drizzle drops generally have diameters between about 0.2 and 0.5 millimetre (0.008 and 0.02 inch). Smaller ones are usually cloud or fog droplets, while larger drops are called raindrops. Drizzle often is accompanied by fog but differs from it because drizzle drops fall to the ground. Drizzle commonly falls from stratus clouds. See also rain.
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