Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLEET

A gust of wind and sleet rushed through the opening and stung their faces.

But in spite of snow and sleet we filled our days to the brim.

Then the sleet came pouring down and shut everything from sight.

Sleet an' rain minglin', an' porridge ice slammin' ont' shore!

The weather had been stormy, with frequent showers of sleet and snow.

The snow and sleet were blinding, the wind had risen to a gale.

Sleet was falling, and the wet and cold increased the discomfort.

It was a bitter cold night, with a cold wind and snow and sleet.

The wind and the sleet caused a stampede at the picket line.

Ordered back to Murfreesboro, and march thither in a storm of snow and sleet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, slete, either from an unrecorded Old English *slete, *slyte, related to Middle High German sloz, Middle Low German sloten (plural) "hail," from Proto-Germanic *slautjan- (cf. dialectal Norwegian slutr, Danish slud, Swedish sloud "sleet"), from root *slaut-.

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