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sleet

noun [U]  /slit/ us  
rain that is partly frozen: The snow and sleet made driving hazardous.
Translations of “sleet”
in Korean 진눈깨비…
in Arabic خَليط الثَّلج وَ المَطَر…
in French neige fondante…
in Turkish sulu sepken…
in Italian nevischio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雨夾雪,凍雨, 霰, 霙…
in Russian дождь со снегом…
in Polish deszcz ze śniegiem…
in Spanish aguanieve…
in Portuguese neve acompanhada de chuva, saraivada…
in German die Graupel…
in Catalan aiguaneu…
in Japanese みぞれ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雨夹雪,冻雨…
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