sleet

Part of speech:

Sleety.

Part of speech: verb

To let fall sleet.

Part of speech: noun

A drizzling or driving of partly frozen rain.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Various.