Definitions for sleetslit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. precipitation in the form of ice pellets created by the freezing of rain as it falls

    Category: Meteorology

    Ref: (disting. from hail 2 1 ).

  2. (v.i.)to send down sleet.

    Category: Meteorology

  3. to fall as or like sleet.

Origin of sleet:

1250–1300; (n.) ME slete; akin to MLG slote, OHG slōze hail


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleet(verb)

    partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)

  2. sleet(verb)

    precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow

    "If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sleet(noun)slit

    partly frozen rain

    a mix of sleet and snow; It was sleeting outside


  1. sleet(Noun)

    Rain which freezes before reaching the ground.

  2. sleet(Noun)

    A mixture of rain and snow.

  3. sleet(Verb)

    To be in a state in which sleet is falling.

    I won't bother going out until it's stopped sleeting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleet(noun)

    the part of a mortar extending from the chamber to the trunnions

  2. Sleet(noun)

    hail or snow, mingled with rain, usually falling, or driven by the wind, in fine particles

  3. Sleet(verb)

    to snow or hail with a mixture of rain


  1. Ice pellets

    Ice pellets are a form of precipitation consisting of small, translucent balls of ice. Ice pellets are smaller than hailstones which form in thunderstorms rather than in winter, and are different from graupel which is made of frosty white rime, and from a mixture of rain and snow which is a slushy liquid or semisolid. Ice pellets often bounce when they hit the ground or other solid objects, and make a higher-pitched "tap" when striking objects like jackets, windshields, and dried leaves, compared to the dull splat of liquid raindrops. Pellets generally do not freeze into a solid mass unless mixed with freezing rain. The METAR code for ice pellets is PL.

Translations for sleet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


rain mixed with snow or hail

That isn't snow; – it's just sleet.

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