a superb rain or mist
- To lose slowly in minute drops or particles
- To rain slightly in really small falls to-fall as water through the clouds slowly and in good particles because drizzles drizzling drops or rain
- moisten with good falls
- rain softly
- really light rain; stronger than mist but lower than a shower
- To rain somewhat in very small drops; to fall, as water from clouds, slowly and in fine particles; since, it drizzles; drizzling falls or rain.
- To drop gradually in minute drops or particles.
- Fine rain or mist.
1540s, perhaps a modification of drysning "a falling of dew" (c.1400), from Old English -drysnian, linked to dreosan "to fall," from PIE root *dhreu- (see spill (v.)). Or a frequentative of Middle English dresen "to-fall," from Old English dreosan. Associated: Drizzled; drizzling. As a noun, from 1550s.
To put a liquid over a food in a thin stream to generate a thread:like finish.
- To put a light quantity, from a spoon, over meals.
- To trickler a very good blast of fluid like a glaze or melted butter over meals.
(v. i.) To rain a little in tiny drops; to fall, as water through the clouds, slowly as well as in good particles; as, it drizzles; drizzling falls or rainfall.
- (v. t.) To lose gradually in minute falls or particles.
- (n.) Fine rain or mist.
She was soon soaked by a light drizzle and stretched to keep her stiffening muscles warm.