Definición de sleet en inglés:

sleet

Silabificación: sleet
Pronunciación: /slēt
 
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sustantivo

  • 1A form of precipitation consisting of ice pellets, often mixed with rain or snow.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Eric headed home alone, I needed time to think, the sleet had turned to rain, but I didn't mind being wet.
    • The precipitation was on that borderline between sleet and just frigid rain.
    • Conditions were described as mixed hail / sleet / snow.
  • 1.1US A thin coating of ice formed by sleet or rain freezing on contact with a cold surface.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Elongated strips of icicles dangled from the sides of the shed ceiling, and a thin film of sleet enveloped everything else.
    • It never snowed in Austin, but that morning there was definitely sleet on the ground.
    • The wipers went to work, pushing the sleet and snow from the windshield.

verbo

[no object] (it sleets, it is sleeting, etc.) Volver al principio  
  • Sleet falls: it was sleeting so hard we could barely see
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • For all I cared it could've been sleeting down and blowing a gale: I felt better than I had for a long time.
    • But it's been sleeting for the last ten minutes and you've been standing out in it.
    • It was sleeting, and my team spotted a ribbon of smoke in the forest and wheeled off the road to a campfire, around which huddled six Lithuanian cyclists.

Derivativos

sleety

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • When we got out of the car it was blowing an icy, sleety gale.
  • By now the snow is easing off and has turned into a sort of swirling sleety rain.
  • It will warm up after Tuesday but we should expect more sleety showers coming in from the Atlantic.

Origen

Middle English: of Germanic origin; probably related to Middle Low German slōten (plural) 'hail' and German Schlosse 'hailstone'.

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