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English definition of “sleet”


noun [U]     /sliːt/
wet , partly melted falling snow : Driving snow and sleet brought more problems to the county's roads last night .Snow and iceCold sleet     verb [I] It's sleeting.Snow and iceCold sleety     /ˈsliː.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ adjective sleety rain Snow and iceColdWet weather and wetness
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