Adjective "Drizzled" definition and examples

(Drizzled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdrɪz(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

Light rain falling in very fine drops.
  1. in singular 'a steady drizzle has been falling since 3 a.m'
  2. 'Light drizzle is falling, but the players stay on court.'
  3. 'Even the rain seemed to lessen, becoming fine drizzle as opposed to a downpour.'
  4. 'It was dark out, and a steady drizzle of rain fell upon them as the numbness wore away.'
  5. 'He lifted his eyes to the streetlight and watched the fine drizzle fall in its beam of white, and sighed.'
  6. 'For this reason, thick drizzle, or even light or small droplet rain, may either not be adequately represented, or not picked up at all!'
  7. 'Light drizzle was falling at the start, but halfway through the rain stopped and a cool breeze kicked in.'
  8. 'Weather forecasters said today would be cloudy with some patchy drizzle throughout the morning.'
  9. 'It's also good in drizzle or light rain, as it is sheltered in most parts by the trees.'
  10. 'This effect occurs because of air rising on the windward side of the mountains, causing rain and drizzle.'
  11. 'A shallow gabled roof covered with translucent fiberglass shelters the area from rain and drizzle without blocking the light.'
(in cooking) a thin stream of a liquid ingredient trickled over food.
  1. 'As you add more oil, you can increase the rate of drizzle to a thin stream.'
  2. 'Peel off the skin (sometimes it lifts off with the crust), and serve the fish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and lemon wedges.'
  3. 'It arrived, aromatic strips of grilled meat on a mound of arugula with a crisp baked potato and a drizzle of peppery olive oil.'

verb

Rain lightly.
  1. 'The rain lightly drizzled around us, the air was chilly and I was thankful for wearing my warm coat over a windcheater.'
  2. 'In fact, he was downed on the street, rain drizzling on his face.'
  3. 'Leanne had awoken to another dreary day, the rain drizzling lightly.'
  4. 'On the morning of the funeral, the sky was grey and rain was drizzling; perfect funeral weather.'
  5. 'The clouds parted above me but the rain still drizzled down.'
  6. 'As the rain drizzled, Alex and I exchanged glances.'
  7. 'I didn't know if she was crying, because it could of just been rain that drizzled down her cheeks.'
  8. 'My hair and clothes were damp from the rain drizzling slightly, so I shivered a bit in the booth that Alec and I were sharing.'
  9. 'The rain still drizzled miserably, and no one was about.'
  10. 'She could smell the fresh scent of rain, as it drizzled on her hair.'
(in cooking) trickle a thin stream of (a liquid ingredient) over food.
  1. 'The papillote is cut open and the fennel sauce is drizzled over the salmon.'
  2. 'Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet, and drizzle them with a thin stream of olive oil - it doesn't take much.'
  3. 'Just the right amount of soya and sesame dressing is drizzled over a mound of mixed greens and shredded papaya.'

More definitions

verb (used without object), drizzled, drizzling.

1. to rain gently and steadily in fine drops; sprinkle: It drizzled throughout the night.

2. to fall in fine drops.

verb (used with object), drizzled, drizzling.

3. to pour in a fine stream: Drizzle melted butter over the breadcrumb topping.

4. to rain or let fall in fine drops or particles; sprinkle: He then drizzled grated cheese over the hot pasta. noun

5. a very light rain.

6. Meteorology. precipitation consisting of numerous

Origin

(drizzle)Mid 16th century: probably based on Old English drēosan ‘to fall’, of Germanic origin; probably related to dreary.