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Definition of "sleet" [sleet]

  • Precipitation consisting of generally transparent frozen or partially frozen raindrops. (noun)
  • A mixture of rain and snow or hail. (noun)
  • A thin icy coating that forms when rain or sleet freezes, as on trees or streets. (noun)
  • To shower sleet. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sleet" in a sentence
  • "The hill-people in the country of Lampong speak indeed of a peculiar kind of rain that falls there, which some have supposed to be what we call sleet; but the fact is not sufficiently established."
  • "The clouds are low and solid, and the blowing sleet is almost horizontal."
  • "Don't have time to comment, going to give some serious tips how to stay warm like ATV and snowmobiling at 30 below or a 110 above, rain sleet or snow you can do it!"