Meaning of RAINFALL in English

RAINFALL

noun

BAD : There was no rainfall for over three months.

GOOD : There was no rain for over three months.

GOOD : It didn't rain for over three months.

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rainfall = the amount of rain that usually falls in an area during a certain period: 'The whole region has a very low rainfall at this time of the year.' Note that rainfall is mainly used in technical styles.

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