[ grou-puhl ]
/ ˈgraʊ pəl /
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Origin of graupel
1885–90; <German; diminutive of Graupe hulled grain
Words nearby graupel
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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
/ (ˈɡraʊpəl) /
soft hail or snow pellets
Word Origin for graupel
German, from Graupe, probably from Serbo-Croat krupa; related to Russian krupá peeled grain
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Scientific definitions for graupel
[ grou′pəl ]
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
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