Definition of blizzard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblɪzəd/


1A severe snowstorm with high winds.
Example sentences
  • And then there are the weather warnings for hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, winds, and tides.
  • If you lose electric power during a blizzard or ice storm, you probably will lose your heat.
  • Since that first winter, I've been through two ice storms and blizzards, as well as ‘normal’ winters, and frankly, I hate them.
snowstorm, snow blast, snow squall;
1.1A large or overwhelming number of things arriving suddenly: a blizzard of forms
More example sentences
  • As usual with governments, this recognition is late and accompanied by a blizzard of bureaucracy and paperwork.
  • In the days immediately following his £2.3m signing a week past on Wednesday, a blizzard of newsprint was devoted to the 23-year-old.
  • There has also been a blizzard of complaints about poor customer service, falling earnings, rising debt, and a hostile attempt to force changes at board level.


Early 19th century (originally US, denoting a violent blow): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with blizzard

gizzard, izard, lizard, vizard, wizard

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