mizzle n : very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower [syn: drizzle] v : rain lightly; "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant" [syn: drizzle]
- Rhymes: -ɪzəl
- (rain in very fine drops): drizzle
- 19th c. Epigram quoted by Thomas
Wright (1810 - 1877), reproduced in Webster 1902-1913:
- As long as George IV could reign, he reigned, and then he mizzled.
- 1850, Charles
- “Now you may mizzle, Jemmy (as we say at Court), and if Mr. Copperfield will take the chair I’ll operate on him.”
- 1986, Joan Aiken, Dido and Pa
- “Now you better mizzle,” Dido told him. “Get back to your own quarters, fast.”
to rain in fine drops
- Russian: моросить (morosít')
- Rain falling in very fine drops.
- (rain falling in very fine drops): drizzle
- Russian: изморось (ízmoros')