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sleet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Meteorology
sleetsleet /sliːt/ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š HEMhalf-frozen rain that falls when it is very cold πŸ”Š scattered sleet and snow showersβ–Ί see thesaurus at rain β€”sleet verb [intransitive] πŸ”Š It was sleeting so hard we could barely see for 30 yards. β€”sleety adjective
Examples from the Corpus
sleetβ€’ I awoke to rain and sleet pounding on the roof, and to the sound of rushing wind.β€’ A tear popped out of one eye, or was it sleet that was still falling?β€’ It was raining again, and so windy and cold that the rain felt like sleet on their faces.β€’ Handfuls of sleet were beginning to wander through the air.β€’ She trembled at the razor-sharp sleet of misery: losing Lucy.β€’ It swirled and howled, driving the sleet and snow towards him alone.β€’ We couldn't see anything because of the sleet and snow.β€’ Outside, the sleet rattled across the windows like handfuls of hurled gravel.
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