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English noun: drizzle

1. drizzle (phenomenon) very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower


Broader (hypernym)rain, rainfall

English verb: drizzle

1. drizzle (weather) rain lightly

SamplesWhen it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant.

ExamplesIt was drizzleing all day long


Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

2. drizzle (contact) moisten with fine drops

SamplesDrizzle the meat with melted butter.

ExamplesThey drizzle the bread with melted butter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)splash, splosh, sprinkle

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