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rainy

[rey-nee] /ˈreɪ ni/
adjective, rainier, rainiest.
1.
characterized by rain:
rainy weather; a rainy region.
2.
wet with rain:
rainy streets.
3.
bringing rain:
rainy clouds.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English reyny, Old English rēnig. See rain, -y1
Related forms
rainily, adverb
raininess, noun
unrainy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un-rainy

rainy

/ˈreɪnɪ/
adjective rainier, rainiest
1.
characterized by a large rainfall: a rainy climate
2.
wet or showery; bearing rain
Derived Forms
rainily, adverb
raininess, noun
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Word Origin and History for un-rainy

rainy

adj.

Old English renig; see rain (n.) + -y (2).

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