Definition of igloo in English:


Syllabification: ig·loo
Pronunciation: /ˈiɡlo͞o


A dome-shaped Eskimo house, typically built from blocks of solid snow.
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  • There could have been a set comprising of totems, carvings, teepees, long houses, or igloos.
  • One was a film about Eskimos building an igloo, which was pretty lousy, because there was a ponderous commentary which tried to tell you that Eskimos live in igloos.
  • Summer housing for many Inuit was a skin tent, while in the winter the igloo, or house made of snow, was common.


mid 19th century: from Inuit iglu 'house'.

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