rain shower

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English rēnscūr, reġnscūr ‎(a shower of rain; rainshower), equivalent to rain +‎ shower. Compare Saterland Frisian Rienskuur ‎(rainshower), Icelandic regnskúr ‎(rainshower).

Noun[edit]

rain shower ‎(plural rain showers)

  1. A short-lived, mild rainfall.