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adjective. ['ˈærəd, ˈɛrəd'] lacking sufficient water or rainfall.
Rhymes with Arid
How do you pronounce arid?
Pronounce arid as ˈɛrəd.
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Sentences with arid
Primm lies in the Mojave Desert and has an arid desert climate.
2. Verb, base form
Two groups of bromeliads native to arid regions resemble the aloe.
Quotes about arid
1. To preserve the silence within--amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens--no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.
- Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings
2. If in my life I fail completely to heed others, solely out of a desire to be 'devout' and to perform my 'religious duties', then my relationship with God will also grow arid. It becomes merely 'proper', but loveless.
- Pope Benedict XVI, God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est