Definition of sleet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sliːt//
; NAmE NAmE//sliːt//
Rain, Snow and ice
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[uncountable] a mixture of rain and snow The rain was turning to sleet. The wind was blowing hard and bringing with it sleet. Wordfinderavalanche, blizzard, drift, flurry, hail, icicle, sleet, slush, snow, thaw See related entries: Rain, Snow and ice Word OriginMiddle English: of Germanic origin; probably related to Middle Low German slōten (plural) ‘hail’ and German Schlosse ‘hailstone’.
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