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sleet

noun \ ˈslēt \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of sleet

: frozen or partly frozen rain

sleety

play \ˈslē-tē\ adjective

Examples of sleet in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of sleet

Middle English slete; akin to Middle High German slōz hailstone


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sleet

verb

Definition of sleet

: to shower sleet

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First Known Use of sleet

14th century


SLEET Defined for English Language Learners

sleet

Definition of sleet for English Language Learners

  • : frozen or partly frozen rain


sleet

Definition of sleet for English Language Learners

  • —used with it to say that sleet is falling


SLEET Defined for Kids

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sleet

noun \ ˈslēt \

Definition of sleet for Students

: frozen or partly frozen rain

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sleet

verb

Definition of sleet for Students

sleeted; sleeting
: to shower sleet


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