Definitions of rainfall
  1. noun
    water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    synonyms: rain
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    a storm with rain
    cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent, waterspout
    a heavy rain
    drizzle, mizzle
    very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
    rain shower, shower
    a brief period of precipitation
    heavy rains accompanied by wind, typical of the rainy season in southern Asia
    equinoctial storm, line storm
    a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox
    a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning
    scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
    a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    type of:
    downfall, precipitation
    the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
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