Is there a verb for slowly descending? For example, when a snowflake is slowly descending from the sky, is there a verb we can use instead?
There are a couple of possibilities. Both are from Merriam-Webster.
1 a : to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air)
// a balloon drifting in the wind
2 b : to move or float smoothly and effortlessly
The snowflake drifted down.
2 a : to sink gradually or to the bottom
The snowflake settled to the ground.