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sleet

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noun \ˈslēt\

Definition of sleet

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of sleet

Middle English slete; akin to Middle High German slōz hailstone


First Known Use: 13th century


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sleet

verb

Definition of sleet

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to shower sleet

14th Century

First Known Use of sleet

14th century


SLEET Defined for English Language Learners

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sleet

play
noun \ˈslēt\

Definition of sleet for English Language Learners

  • : frozen or partly frozen rain


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sleet

verb

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

play
noun \ˈslēt\

Definition of sleet for Students

  1. :  frozen or partly frozen rain


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sleet

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verb

Definition of sleet for Students

sleeted

;

sleeting

  1. :  to shower sleet



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