Word of the Day: Drizzle


driz-zle / drĭz-əl


1. a very light, gentle rain of minute droplets of water

Let your love be like drizzle: it comes softly, but still swells the river.

Madagascan Proverb


1. to rain lightly

It began to drizzle rain and he turned on the windshield wipers; they made a great clatter like two idiots clapping in church.

From “Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Connor, 1925 – 1964

2. to moisten something by dispersing tiny droplets or a fine stream

When the sun sets the air doth drizzle dew.

From “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616