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[slee-tee] /ˈsli ti/
adjective, sleetier, sleetiest.
of, relating to, or like sleet.
Origin of sleety
First recorded in 1715-25; sleet + -y1
Related forms
sleetiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A fine, sleety snow was beginning to fall, and everyone was afraid of another storm and anxious to have the burial over with.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • It was a snowy and sleety April morning, and she had already had experience of its rigour. '

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Ruskin is unjust I think when he says "Science teaches us that the clouds are a sleety mist; Art, that they are a golden throne."

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
  • He answered with a sleety chill: "You care more for the dog than you do for me."

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • The freezing mud was ankle deep, and, as the sleety storm swept by, it encased the outer world in an icy covering.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
  • Though a drizzly, sleety day, it did not dampen our ardor—nor that of the mosquitos.

  • The day was dark and lowering, with occasional showers of cold and sleety rain.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • The wind blew, and the sleety rain fell, and I went back to the inn.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • The sleety storm drove sharply in my face, rendered doubly sensitive to its rigor by long absence from outward air.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • The clatter of sleety rain against the windows made him restless.

    The Patient Observer Simeon Strunsky

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