What does the word sleet mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Sleety.

  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To let fall sleet.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A drizzling or driving of partly frozen rain.

Usage examples for sleet

  1. These sounds were fitting ones: they harmonised with the situation and the conditions: the boom and thunder of sudden storm- gusts among the roofs and chimneys, then the dying down into moanings and wailings about the eaves and angles; now and then a gnashing and lashing rush of sleet along the window- panes; and always the muffled and uncanny hammering of the gallows- builders in the court- yard. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  2. As she spoke, the first drops of a cold sleet rattled on the skylight. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  3. It was growing colder now, and the rain, changed to sleet, stung their skins with its tiny, sharp- driven blades. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various