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rainy

rain·y

rainy

pronunciation:
reI ni
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: rainier, rainiest
definition: having much rain.
On rainy Saturdays, he stays in and reads.
derivations: rainily (adv.), raininess (n.)
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The word rainy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.