The dividing line between snow and rain still was heavily marked, but it sleeted and our hands were quite numbed.
It rained, and sleeted, and then snowed, but the ground was too wet to hold the snow.
Onward they went, leaning inward, treading slowly, and shot was sleeted at them from the windows.
And what could be prettier, he said, than the woods after it sleeted all night, and hoar frost finished the job!
The road was a perfect glare of ice, and everything above ground was literally plated with sleeted frost.
It had rained all day, except when it sleeted, and of course we were wet through, yet we dare not light a fire.
For the four days during which we were detained at this station it rained, sleeted, and snowed alternately and unceasingly.
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-.
early 14c., from sleet (n.). Related: Sleeted; sleeting.
Precipitation that falls to earth in the form of frozen or partially frozen raindrops, often when the temperature is near the freezing point. Sleet usually leaves the cloud in the form of snow that melts as it passes through warm layers of air during its descent. The raindrops and partially melted snowflakes then freeze in the colder layers nearer the earth before striking the ground as pellets of ice, which usually bounce. By contrast,hail forms by the accumulation of layers of ice on the hailstone as it moves up and down in the cloud, and hailstones can become much larger than sleet pellets. The word sleet is also used informally to describe a mixture of snow, sleet, and rain.