adjective, sleet·i·er, sleet·i·est.

of, relating to, or like sleet.

Origin of sleety

First recorded in 1715–25; sleet + -y1
Related formssleet·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sleety

Historical Examples of sleety

  • 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