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(of weather, a period, or an area) having or characterized by considerable rainfall.‘a rainy afternoon’
wet, showery, drizzly, damp, inclementView synonyms
- ‘In south China, the weather is hot, rainy and wet, so cool foods are good for the health.’
- ‘My first trip was to Windermere and I remember that it was a miserable, rainy day but we still went out on the lake.’
- ‘The water in the jail is cold, and the weather has turned rainy so there is very little sun.’
- ‘In rainy periods, when few insects are flying, the birds switch to ground feeding.’
- ‘The rainy weather definitely seems to have moved on as it is sunny this morning.’
- ‘On rainy days, water cascading from the roof provides the area with a relaxing view.’
- ‘There is something about rainy days that can make you feel strangely melancholic and happy at the same time.’
- ‘Even on rainy days the large hall space allows for plenty of physical and fun activities.’
- ‘Poa bulbosa becomes dormant quite early in the growth season, well before the end of the rainy period.’
- ‘The state government blamed cold and rainy weather for the programme's shortcomings.’
- ‘Umbrella sellers don't care what the annual rainfall is, they care how many rainy days there will be.’
- ‘I managed to get a short walk in between showers on what's been a mostly rainy day.’
- ‘The rate of infection has accelerated dramatically with the onset of the rainy season.’
- ‘In fact, the seed dispersal rate was notably higher when capsules dried after a rainy period.’
- ‘I'm in Houston and we got our first bit of cold, rainy winter weather this week.’
- ‘The collapse occurred in the heavy downpours that marked the last two rainy seasons.’
- ‘It's not a dinner-party dish, but it might be just what you want on a rainy weekend.’
- ‘What better way to spend a rainy holiday summer afternoon in Salcombe or Lowestoft?’
- ‘Carling will try to convince the consumer that it is as Scottish as heather and rainy summers.’
- ‘Here, during the rainy season, rapid bubbling rivers flow along the bottoms of these chasms.’
Old English rēnig (see rain, -y).
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