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noun rain pronunciation in British English /reɪn/
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  1. [uncountable] water that falls in drops from clouds in the sky
    Drops of rain ran down the window pane.
    Outside the rain continued to fall steadily.
    heavy/torrential/pouring rain (=a lot of rain): Heavy rain has been forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    light rain (=a small amount of rain): Visibility was good, with only occasional light rain.
    in the rain: People were queuing for buses in the rain.



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