graupel

[ grou-puh l ]
/ ˈgraʊ pəl /

noun

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest

Origin of graupel

1885–90; < German; diminutive of Graupe hulled grain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for graupel

  • From the base local showers of rain or snow, occasionally of hail or graupel, usually fall.

    Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman

British Dictionary definitions for graupel

graupel
/ (ˈɡraʊpəl) /

noun

soft hail or snow pellets

Word Origin for graupel

German, from Graupe, probably from Serbo-Croat krupa; related to Russian krupá peeled grain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for graupel

graupel
[ groupəl ]

A small, white ice particle that falls as precipitation and breaks apart easily when it lands on a surface. Also called snow pellet soft hail
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.