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hail2

hail2

pronunciation:
heIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: round pieces of frozen rain or a storm of this frozen rain.
similar words:
precipitation, sleet
definition 2: something that comes in large numbers or with force.
After his speech there was a hail of questions from the audience.I knocked over a jar and caused a hail of sugar to spill all over the floor.
synonyms:
avalanche, barrage, deluge, flood, storm
similar words:
flurry, overflow, shower
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hailed, hailing, hails
definition 1: to fall or pour down in icy rain.
It is getting colder and may hail tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
similar words:
precipitate, storm
definition 2: to fall down or strike like hail.
Dust and plaster hailed down on us during the earthquake.
synonyms:
rain
similar words:
batter, beat, fall
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