showery [shou-uh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for showery on adjective

  1. characterized by or abounding with showers: the showery season in the tropics.
  2. falling in showers: showery petals.
  3. causing or bringing showers: showery clouds.
  4. of, relating to, or resembling showers: showery spray from the ocean.

Origin of showery First recorded in 1585–95; shower1 + -y1 Related formsshow·er·i·ness, noun Related Words for showery muggy, misty, rainy, soggy, stormy, snowy, soaked, slippery, foggy, dank, sodden, humid, wet, drizzly, moist, damp, saturated, pouring, saturate, teeming Examples from the Web for showery Historical Examples of showery

  • This was April in the Spring of 2348 and April was always a month of showery heavens.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • The afternoon was showery, and hopes were entertained of a change of wind.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • Paul was in evening dress, and as the night was showery, wore a loose Burberry.

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer

  • The end of a rainbow, as seen in the morning in showery weather.

    The Sailor’s Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Showery and doubtful days were devoted to the city and shopping.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

    Isabel Savory

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