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SLEET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sleet mean? 

SLEET (noun)
  The noun SLEET has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SLEET used as a noun is very rare.


SLEET (verb)
  The verb SLEET has 1 sense:

1. precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow

  Familiarity information: SLEET used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLEET (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("sleet" is a kind of...):

downfall; precipitation (the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist))


SLEET (verb)


Sense 1sleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet

Hypernyms (to "sleet" is one way to...):

come down; fall; precipitate (fall from clouds)

Sentence frame:

It is ----ing

Sentence example:

It was sleeting all day long


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