Synonyms for sleet

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sleet
Phonetic Transcription : slit

Top 10 synonyms for sleet Other synonyms for the word sleet

Définition of sleet

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-.
  • As in precipitation : noun moisture in air or falling from sky
  • As in rain : noun downpour of water or other substance
  • As in shower : noun precipitation
  • As in snow : noun frozen vapor
  • As in ice : noun frozen water
  • As in rain : verb drop water or other substance
  • As in shower : verb rain
Example sentences :
  • A gust of wind and sleet rushed through the opening and stung their faces.
  • Extract from : « The Inn at the Red Oak » by Latta Griswold
  • But in spite of snow and sleet we filled our days to the brim.
  • Extract from : « A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Then the sleet came pouring down and shut everything from sight.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Sleet an' rain minglin', an' porridge ice slammin' ont' shore!
  • Extract from : « Janet of the Dunes » by Harriet T. Comstock
  • The weather had been stormy, with frequent showers of sleet and snow.
  • Extract from : « David Elginbrod » by George MacDonald
  • The snow and sleet were blinding, the wind had risen to a gale.
  • Extract from : « A Woman who went to Alaska » by May Kellogg Sullivan
  • Sleet was falling, and the wet and cold increased the discomfort.
  • Extract from : « In the Forbidden Land » by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • It was a bitter cold night, with a cold wind and snow and sleet.
  • Extract from : « The Grell Mystery » by Frank Froest
  • The wind and the sleet caused a stampede at the picket line.
  • Extract from : « The Delta of the Triple Elevens » by William Elmer Bachman
  • Ordered back to Murfreesboro, and march thither in a storm of snow and sleet.
  • Extract from : « The Citizen-Soldier » by John Beatty

Antonyms for sleet

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