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noun as in ice

noun as in precipitation

noun as in shower

noun as in snow

verb as in rain

verb as in shower

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Example Sentences

Some areas from the District south are seeing a mix of snow, sleet and rain while, to the north, it’s more snow.

Rechargeable hand warmers are susceptible to water damage, so it’s probably best to keep them away from snow and sleet.

Some sleet could start mixing in esp south and southeast of town.

Monday night’s wintry mix generally produced a coating to an inch of snow and sleet from the District northward.

In fact, sleet has been reported as far south as Woodbridge, Waldorf and Southern Maryland.

Sleet is rain mixed with snow; there are pellet like snowflakes that fall between warming and cooling fronts.

Many people do not understand the difference between sleet and freezing rain.

In the past 63 years—through rain, sleet, snow, and bone-chilling cold—there have been 15 inaugural parades.

“Rain, sleet, snow, shark, alien invasions, whatever,” Dobles says.

Later, men soaked in sleet walked along the Garden Ring, oblivious to the weather and glowing with happy smiles.

The weather was cold and the night dark, and there were peppery little showers of sleet.

All winter the cabin in Lonesome Cove slept through rain and sleet and snow, and no foot passed its threshold.

Then, after standing until almost night in the snow, which had now turned to sleet, the column was headed homeward.

After our one perfect day the weather changed again, and for the next three days we descended the Kama Valley in sleet and snow.

The rain and sleet beat through his clothes, and struck his skin with a sharp chilling touch that set him trembling.


On this page you'll find 118 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sleet, such as: chunk, crystal, diamonds, floe, glacier, and glaze.

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