noun \ˈslēt\

: frozen or partly frozen rain

Full Definition of SLEET

:  frozen or partly frozen rain
sleety \ˈslē-tē\ adjective

Examples of SLEET

  1. The snow turned to sleet and made driving very dangerous.

Origin of SLEET

Middle English slete; akin to Middle High German slōz hailstone
First Known Use: 13th century


intransitive verb

—used with it to say that sleet is falling

Full Definition of SLEET

:  to shower sleet

First Known Use of SLEET

14th century


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