verb (used without object)
Origin of sleet
Examples from the Web for sleet
Sleet is rain mixed with snow; there are pellet like snowflakes that fall between warming and cooling fronts.
In the past 63 years—through rain, sleet, snow, and bone-chilling cold—there have been 15 inaugural parades.Charlie Brotman, Announcer of Presidential Inaugurals Since Truman’s|Sandra McElwaine|January 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Rain, sleet, snow, shark, alien invasions, whatever,” Dobles says.
Later, men soaked in sleet walked along the Garden Ring, oblivious to the weather and glowing with happy smiles.Russia Cracks Down on North Caucasus Wedding Gunfire|Anna Nemtsova|October 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Failure to act could do what rain, sleet, and snow have failed to do--stop the delivery of the mail.The Postal Service Is Fighting for Its Life and Should Be Saved|John Avlon|December 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In England sleet nearly always means a mixture of snow and rain.Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman
Then the hot winds come up from the Gulf, and sleet melts, and windows are opened.The Crisis, Complete|Winston Churchill
It was bitter cold, and the sleet and snow drove sharply in the faces of the troops.Hero Tales From American History|Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
Under Forrest's direction the 9th and 10th were spent in tearing up railroad track encased in snow and sleet, terribly cold work.Under the Stars and Bars|Walter A. Clark
And the fog moved on against the wind, and with it sleet and rain.Eric Brighteyes|H. Rider Haggard