hyetologist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hyeto- +‎ -ologist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hʌɪəˈtɒlədʒɪst/

Noun[edit]

hyetologist (plural hyetologists)

  1. (rare) Someone who studies rain.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 343:
      At sundown, when the moon is a bloody eye on the horizon, [...] the local hyetologist chants his rain song in a piercing clamorous falsetto.