Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of sleet; characterized by sleet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to sleet; characterized by sleet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Covered in sleet; full of sleet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective consisting of or of the nature of frozen or partially frozen rain

Etymologies

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sleet +‎ -y

Examples

  • We got outside in this kind of sleety cold day, and we sent back in and asked him if he would go a certain Saturday which would have been about ten days off.

    Oral History Interview with Modjeska Simkins, July 28, 1976. Interview G-0056-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • We found seats next to the ice station, where our bartender was doing an admirable imitation of Tony Perkins in Psycho, attacking a massive block of ice with a frightful-looking pick and afflicting those in the vicinity with small, sleety squalls.

    Old-Fashioned

  • We found seats next to the ice station, where our bartender was doing an admirable imitation of Tony Perkins in Psycho, attacking a massive block of ice with a frightful-looking pick and afflicting those in the vicinity with small, sleety squalls.

    Old-Fashioned

  • We found seats next to the ice station, where our bartender was doing an admirable imitation of Tony Perkins in Psycho, attacking a massive block of ice with a frightful-looking pick and afflicting those in the vicinity with small, sleety squalls.

    Old-Fashioned

  • This was not so bad today -- brutal cold but sunny -- as it was for Christmas -- brutal cold plus drizzling sleety rain -- and the reward is that the chill waiting eventually leads to denoument in a snug baked good shop rich with the smells of bread and yeast and sugar, and the warmth of the ovens in the back.

    February 25th, 2009

  • It's rainy, sleety, and about 35 degrees in University Park, MD. Posted by:

    et patati et patata - French Word-A-Day

  • This time it was February instead of August, with a sleety sky and the promise of flurries in the forecast for the afternoon, and six inches of snow overnight.

    Fly Away Home

  • This time it was February instead of August, with a sleety sky and the promise of flurries in the forecast for the afternoon, and six inches of snow overnight.

    Fly Away Home

  • We barely managed to get our waterproofs on before it turned to heavy, sleety rain but we were no distance at all from Kirkton of Glenisla where my ever-patient sister and Elli were waiting in the car with IrnBru32, coffee and picnic.

    Cateran recce runs #2

  • On the day the fourth quarter financial report for Hi-T was finished, on a sleety Tuesday in January, Elaine Eisenway did her customary and thorough final review, then logged off and wrote down the password on a slip of paper.

    VELOCITY

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