Sleet vs Showers - What's the difference?

sleet | showers |


As nouns the difference between sleet and showers

is that sleet is (chiefly|uk|ireland) a mixture of rain and snow while showers is .

As verbs the difference between sleet and showers

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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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    showers

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (shower)
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