Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: sleet
IPA transcription: [sl'it]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: sleet
    Meaning: partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: sleet
    Meaning: precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow; "If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"
Usage examples
  • 'Any snow, or sleet, or slush, or anything of that sort?' he asked.
  • The day passed and night came, cold with a steady fall of rain and sleet.
  • Here is advice that will help you protect yourself and your family against the hazards of winter storms--blizzards, heavy snows, ice storms, freezing rain, or sleet.
  • Black with wet, and altered to the eye by white patches of hail and sleet, the huddled buildings looked lower than usual, as if they were cowering, and had shrunk with the cold.
  • Men broke down and cried like children when they heard that Miss Nightingale lay at the point of death, and the Commander in Chief, Lord Raglan, rode through sleet and mud for hours to visit her personally.
  • One night, about the time when the cold sleet and stormy fogs of November are succeeded by the snow-storms, and high piercing night winds of confirmed winter, we were all sitting round the warm blazing kitchen fire, having just concluded a quarrel with Tabby concerning the propriety of lighting a candle, from which she came off victorious, no candle having been produced.