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gentle wind or rain is not strong or unpleasant
when it is misty, a mass of small drops of water is in the air close to the ground
in a situation in which snow makes travelling impossible
covered in snow
with a lot of snow
soft wind, rain etc is not strong or unpleasant
torrential rain falls fast in large amounts
snow or rain that falls very fast
if it rains in buckets, it rains very hard
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a coloured substance in the form of a small stick that women put on their lips, or a stick of this
moving with rhythm, together as one
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Free thesaurus definition of words used to describe rain or snow from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.