hail·​storm | \ ˈhāl-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce hailstorm (audio) \

Definition of hailstorm

: a storm accompanied by hail

Examples of hailstorm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the hailstorm in Michoacán will have lasting implications in the U.S. because 80% of Michoacán’s avocado exports end up north of the border. Alena Botros, Fortune, 6 Aug. 2022 Here, in Southern California, before the citizens’ commission was created, there was a freak hailstorm in the Watts section of Los Angeles. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 July 2022 The cold snap that accompanied the hailstorm seems to have damaged a whole range of otherwise hardy plants that were in a particularly sensitive stage of development. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2022 After stunning the Warriors Thursday with a fourth-quarter hailstorm of 3-pointers on the way to a 120-108 win in Game 1 of the Finals, a sweep is the furthest thing from the Celtics’ minds. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2022 There are two versions, or perhaps two miracles: that after a hailstorm destroyed crops in a Polish town, Hyacinth told people to pray, and the next day, the crops were intact, and the locals made pierogis for the future saint. Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 Teicher, dressed casually in overalls and a T-shirt, adds a layer of rhythm, with shuffles, slides and spins, a freestyle approach that gives way to an exuberant hailstorm of rapid footwork, punctuating the piano composition with percussive taps. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Feb. 2022 Also, Terri helps treat hundreds of lorikeets injured by a hailstorm and Robert and Chandler bake a special treat for the Irwin women in this new episode of the unscripted series. Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2022 Ninety-three people are killed when thousands of soccer fans surge into locked stadium exits to escape a sudden hailstorm in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 7 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hailstorm

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hailstorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hailstorm. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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hail·​storm | \ ˈhāl-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce hailstorm (audio) \

Kids Definition of hailstorm

: a storm that brings hail

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