serein

serein

[suh-ran]
noun Meteorology.
fine rain falling after sunset from a sky in which no clouds are visible.

Origin:
1865–70; < French serein, Middle French serain evening, nightfall < Vulgar Latin *sērānum, equivalent to Latin sēr(um) a late hour (neuter of sērus late) + -ānum, neuter of -ānus -an; compare obsolete English serene < Middle French

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serein (səˈreɪn)
 
n
fine rain falling from a clear sky after sunset, esp in the tropics
 
[C19: via French, from Old French serain dusk, from Latin sērus late]

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