Definition of rainy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈreɪni

adjective (rainier, rainiest)

  • (Of weather, a period, or an area) having or characterized by considerable rainfall: a rainy afternoon
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    • I'm in Houston and we got our first bit of cold, rainy winter weather this week.
    • What better way to spend a rainy holiday summer afternoon in Salcombe or Lowestoft?
    • The rainy weather definitely seems to have moved on as it is sunny this morning.


a rainy day

Used in reference to a possible time in the future when money will be needed: putting money by for a rainy day
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  • Where it is expensive, consider saving that extra money to protect against a rainy day.
  • ISAs are probably the best way for us to save money for a rainy day, build up a nest egg and save for the long term.
  • We all know that we should have some money put away for a rainy day.



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  • Actually, the rumours of Seattle raininess have been highly exaggerated.


Old English rēnig (see rain, -y1).

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