sleety

sleety

[slee-tee]
adjective, sleetier, sleetiest.
of, pertaining to, or like sleet.

Origin:
1715–25; sleet + -y1

sleetiness, noun
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sleet (sliːt)
 
n
1.  partly melted falling snow or hail or (esp US) partly frozen rain
2.  chiefly (US) the thin coat of ice that forms when sleet or rain freezes on cold surfaces
 
vb
3.  (intr) to fall as sleet
 
[C13: from Germanic; compare Middle Low German slōten hail, Middle High German slōze, German Schlossen hailstones]
 
'sleety
 
adj

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