drizzling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

drizzling

  1. present participle of drizzle.
    • 1912, Arthur Henderson Smith, The Uplift of China[1], page 41:
      The stone-cutters of Chiang-hsi crawl up the steep mountain sides before sunrise, have their food sent up in buckets, themselves returning after sunset, while all day long through fog and even in the drizzling rain may be heard the steady click of their chisels.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., [], [1933], OCLC 2666860, page 0016:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; [].

Noun[edit]

drizzling (plural drizzlings)

  1. An amount of liquid that is drizzled.
    • 2010, Miriam Nelson, Jennifer Ackerman, The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health (page 370)
      Make use of fresh herbs and spices, squeezes of citrus juice and zest, and spare drizzlings of olive oil instead of flavoring your food with a lot of added fat, salt, or sugar.