downpour Definition

  • 1a heavy rain
  • 2a sudden and heavy rainfall

Using downpour: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "downpour" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We got caught in a downpour on our way home.

  • Example

    The downpour caused flooding in the streets.

  • Example

    The forecast calls for a downpour this afternoon.

downpour Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with downpour

  • while it is raining heavily


    We were soaked to the bone in a downpour.

  • come down in buckets

    to rain very heavily


    It was coming down in buckets during the downpour.

  • get caught in a downpour

    to be outside when a sudden and heavy rain begins


    We got caught in a downpour and had to take shelter under a tree.


Summary: downpour in Brief

'Downpour' [ˈdaʊnpɔː(r)] refers to a heavy and sudden rainfall. It can cause flooding and soaking of people and things caught in it. Phrases like 'in a downpour' and 'get caught in a downpour' are commonly used to describe being outside during a heavy rain. Synonyms include 'deluge,' 'torrent,' and 'cloudburst.'