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hail

noun uk   us   /heɪl/
C2 [U] small hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like raina hail of sth a lot of similar things or remarks, thrown or shouted at someone at the same time: a hail of bullets The prime minister was greeted with a hail of insults as she arrived at the university.
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hail

verb uk   us   /heɪl/

hail verb (CALL)

C2 [T] formal to call someone in order to attract their attention: Shall we hail a taxi? I tried to hail her from across the room.

hail verb (ICE)

C2 [I] If it hails, small hard balls of ice fall from the sky like rain.
Translations of “hail”
in Arabic بَرَد…
in Korean 싸락눈, 우박…
in Malaysian ketulan hujan batu, hujan…
in French grêle, pluie…
in Turkish (hava durumu) dolu halinde yağmak…
in Italian grandine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雹,冰雹…
in Russian град…
in Polish grad…
in Vietnamese trận mưa đá, hàng loạt…
in Spanish granizo, lluvia…
in Portuguese granizo, chuva de pedra…
in Thai ลูกเห็บ, ลูกเห็บตก…
in German der Hagel…
in Catalan calamarsa, pedra…
in Japanese ひょう, あられ…
in Indonesian hujan es, hujan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雹,冰雹…
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