Definition of “downpour” - English Dictionary


“downpour” in English

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downpournoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈdaʊn.pɔːr/ us /ˈdaʊn.pɔːr/

Examples from literature

  • At half-past one the steady downpour ceased, and only showers fell thereafter. 
  • It was the rainy season when a clear sky is a rarity and a downpour of rain is a daily occurrence. 
  • Rain fell the following fortnight in a steady downpour that did not cease, even for an hour. 
  • The rain was still a steady downpour. 
  • They were awakened sometime before daylight by a sudden heavy downpour of rain. 

(Definition of “downpour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“downpour” in American English

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downpournoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑʊnˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr/

a lot of rain falling in a short time

(Definition of “downpour” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)