showery (comparative showerier, superlative showeriest)

  1. Given to showers; having frequent rainfall.
    • 1902, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 3,
      A gentleman goes forth on a showery and miry day. He returns immaculate in the evening with the gloss still on his hat and his boots.
    • 2007, William Trevor, "The Children" in Cheating at Canasta, New York: Viking, pp. 157-8,
      The sun came out after what had been a showery morning, allowing the celebration to take place in the garden.
  2. Of or relating to a shower or showers.
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 6, lines 757-9,
      Over their heads a crystal firmament, / Whereon a sapphire throne, inlaid with pure / Amber, and colours of the showery arch.
    • 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Collins, 1998, Chapter 9,
      She knew exactly how each of these trees would talk if only she could wake them, and what sort of human form it would put on. She looked at a silver birch: it would have a soft, showery voice and would look like a slender girl, with hair blown all about her face, and fond of dancing.

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