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English definition of “hail”

hail

noun     /heɪl/
C2 [U] small hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain Snow and iceCold a 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 students ' union .Masses and large amounts of things
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