Definition of showery in US English:

showery

adjective

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

    • ‘It was showery and very windy but surprisingly the pitch was playable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The band will bring heavy showers, especially to the east of Scotland, and will be followed later in the week by more showery weather.’
    • ‘This time of year is early autumn in New Zealand so the weather could be mixed, either dry and warm or showery.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cereal drilling is progressing well despite the showery weather and many farms are almost drilled up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A breezy and showery week is forecast, although mild conditions should keep things moving nicely, and anglers should be rewarded with fish.’
    • ‘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 windy and showery day deterred some from venturing out, but those that did had a very good time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thursday brightened into an overcast, showery day with belts of dark and paler grey cloud scudding across the sky.’
    • ‘Cool and showery weather due for much of the country this weekend may also keep visitors away.’
    • ‘They were very wrong about the showery drizzle, which never manifested.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On a showery day the Bolton side won the toss and elected to field.’
    • ‘In the summer northern Britain may have cooler than average conditions with some showery weather, while southern Britain may be dry and bright.’
    • ‘Brighter, more showery weather will clear from the west in the afternoon.’
    moist, moistened, wettish, dampened, dampish
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Pronunciation

showery

/ˈʃaʊ(ə)ri//ˈSHou(ə)rē/