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sleety

[slee-tee] /ˈsli ti/
adjective, sleetier, sleetiest.
1.
of, relating to, or like sleet.
Origin of sleety
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25; sleet + -y1
Related forms
sleetiness, noun
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  • The day was dark and lowering, with occasional showers of cold and sleety rain.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • It was a snowy and sleety April morning, and she had already had experience of its rigour. '

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Peter turned that over in his mind the whole of a raw and sleety February.

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
  • It was a dark, sleety night, for cold weather had just set in.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • He answered with a sleety chill: "You care more for the dog than you do for me."

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • Though a drizzly, sleety day, it did not dampen our ardor—nor that of the mosquitos.

  • The wind blew, and the sleety rain fell, and I went back to the inn.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • The roads were sleety and skiddy, and required careful driving.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • The clatter of sleety rain against the windows made him restless.

    The Patient Observer

    Simeon Strunsky
  • Slow faring through the sleety drizzle, they have got to the Champ-de-Mars: Not there!

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle

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