Graupel vs Sleet - What's the difference?

graupel | sleet |

Graupel is a see also of sleet.


As nouns the difference between graupel and sleet

is that graupel is (uncountable) a precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake while sleet is (chiefly|british) a mixture of rain and snow.

As a verb sleet is

(impersonal|of the weather) to be in a state in which sleet is falling.

graupel

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
  • (countable) The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
  • See also

    * ice pellets * sleet * snow * freezing rain

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    sleet

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chiefly, UK, Ireland) A mixture of rain and snow.
  • Rain which freezes before reaching the ground.
  • (firearms) Part of a mortar extending from the chamber to the trunnions.
  • Synonyms

    * ice pellets * slush

    See also

    * snow * freezing rain * graupel

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (impersonal, of the weather) To be in a state in which sleet is falling.
  • I won't bother going out until it's stopped sleeting .

    Usage notes

    References

    * AMS Glossary of Meteorology

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