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rainfall Line breaks: rain|fall
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪnfɔːl/

Definition of rainfall in English:


[mass noun]
1The fall of rain: wildebeest sense distant rainfall [count noun]: the absorption of further supplies from rainfalls
More example sentences
  • The officials said that if the plum rains bring disappointing rainfalls in the south, leaving farmland fallow in the summer would be the only way to prevent drought conditions.
  • It is understood, though, that despite the plenitude of the Windhoek area, there are areas which have seen only lightning and experienced the cooling breeze of distant rainfalls.
  • Heavy rainfalls which have fallen intermittently in the Maluti and Mount Fletcher areas since Sunday have left vast destruction in their wake.
1.1The quantity of rain falling within a given area in a given time: low rainfall
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  • Usually areas of high rainfall have a low pH and areas of low rainfall have a high pH.
  • The rainfall in the lower areas had not been abnormal and they had no way of knowing of the torrential rains higher up.
  • Meyer was interested especially in plants that would flourish in areas of low rainfall.

Words that rhyme with rainfall

windfall • pitfall • icefall

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