Definition of showery in English:



  • (of weather or a period of time) characterized by frequent showers of rain.

    • ‘This time of year is early autumn in New Zealand so the weather could be mixed, either dry and warm or showery.’
    • ‘The band will bring heavy showers, especially to the east of Scotland, and will be followed later in the week by more showery weather.’
    • ‘Cool and showery weather due for much of the country this weekend may also keep visitors away.’
    • ‘On a showery day the Bolton side won the toss and elected to field.’
    • ‘A windy and showery day deterred some from venturing out, but those that did had a very good time.’
    • ‘Tournament organisers have brought forward play in the final round by one hour as they attempt to protect what should be a great spectacle from the showery weather which is forecast for later in the day.’
    • ‘Unlike June's Royal Ascot meeting which was often beset by showery weather, it was a true summer's day as the sun beat down with not a raindrop in sight.’
    • ‘In the summer northern Britain may have cooler than average conditions with some showery weather, while southern Britain may be dry and bright.’
    • ‘He steps up to seven furlongs tomorrow but has won over this distance and should go well tomorrow, especially as the forecast showery weather should ease the ground nicely for him.’
    • ‘With forecasters predicting cool and showery weather, many sunseekers are heading for popular Mediterranean destinations.’
    • ‘They were very wrong about the showery drizzle, which never manifested.’
    • ‘Courtwood intermediate footballers secured a quarter-final spot with this win at a showery Timahoe last Thursday and in doing so ended the championship hopes of Killeshin for another year.’
    • ‘There was a good turn out for the Clonaslee Show despite the showery weather.’
    • ‘A breezy and showery week is forecast, although mild conditions should keep things moving nicely, and anglers should be rewarded with fish.’
    • ‘Thursday brightened into an overcast, showery day with belts of dark and paler grey cloud scudding across the sky.’
    • ‘Although not hot, the weather was kind to the festival and the showery rain that the town had experienced all week did not materialise save for one five minute burst.’
    • ‘Cereal drilling is progressing well despite the showery weather and many farms are almost drilled up.’
    • ‘Storms would be very dirty and multiple bands of dust could be deposited on the ice sheet by several mechanisms, such as by dry deposition between storms or during showery periods in one storm.’
    • ‘It was showery and very windy but surprisingly the pitch was playable.’
    • ‘Brighter, more showery weather will clear from the west in the afternoon.’
    moist, moistened, wettish, dampened, dampish
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