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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Driz"zle
To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles; drizzling drops or rain.

Etymology: Prop. freq. of AS. dreĆ³san to fall. See Dreary

verb Driz"zle
To shed slowly in minute drops or particles.
noun Driz"zle
A fine rain or mist.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
  2. Moisten with fine drops ("drizzle the meat with melted butter")
  3. Rain lightly ("When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant")

Perhaps a back-formation from dryseling, a dissimilated variant of Middle English drysning (“a falling of dew”), from Old English drysnan (“to extinguish”), related to Old English drēosan (“to fall, to decline”), making it cognate to modern English droze and drowse. Compare also dialectal Swedish drösla.

  1. Light rain.
  2. (physics, weather). Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops, mist, or sprinkle. Unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground. It is sometimes accompanied by low visibility and fog.
    No longer pouring, the rain outside slowed down to a faint .
  3. (slang) Water.
    Stop drinking all of my !
  4. A cake onto which icing, honey or syrup has been drizzled in an artistic manner.

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Past life for Drizzle born Jan 5, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.