There are 2 main definitions of mizzle in English:

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mizzle 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪz(ə)l/
chiefly dialect

noun

[mass noun]
Light rain; drizzle: the stillness that comes with a Cornish mizzle

verb

[no object] (it mizzles, it is mizzling, etc.)
Rain lightly: it was mizzling steadily
More example sentences
  • Even as the drizzle mizzles down relentlessly on the site, it is a truly Arcadian setting.
  • Yesterday and today have been gorgeous, blue skies, small clouds and only mizzled this morning for a short while.
  • Moreover, chocolate can be dissolved by heat from below then vertically transferred to the top of the fountain, where it then mizzles downward the tiers.

Derivatives

mizzly

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪz(ə)li/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It was a grey, mizzly day and I had no good reason to go out at all.
  • ‘Okay, why don't you stop us,’ he mocked, but something skittish and shamed began to leak into his eyes, a grey, mizzly vapor that snuffed out all the light.
  • Through his mizzly eyes he saw her handkerchief.

Origin

Late Middle English (as a verb): probably a frequentative from the base of mist; compare with Low German miseln and Dutch dialect miezelen.

Words that rhyme with mizzle

chisel, drizzle, fizzle, frizzle, grizzle, sizzle, swizzle, twizzle
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mizzle 2

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪz(ə)l/

verb

[no object] British informal, dated
Go away suddenly; vanish: he mizzled into the crowd

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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