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rainstorm

[reyn-stawrm] /ˈreɪnˌstɔrm/
noun
1.
a storm with heavy rain.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; rain + storm
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British Dictionary definitions for rain storm

rainstorm

/ˈreɪnˌstɔːm/
noun
1.
a storm with heavy rain
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Word Origin and History for rain storm

rainstorm

n.

1804, from rain (n.) + storm (n.).

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