Definition of blizzard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblizərd/


1A severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility.
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, whiteout, snow squall, snowfall;
nor'easter, northeaster
1.1An overabundance; a deluge: a blizzard of legal forms
More example sentences
  • There is irony in the book's blizzard of anecdotal details.
  • What is the average citizen to do, facing this blizzard of charges and countercharges and theories and countertheories?
  • And did this blizzard of deal activity generate tangible additional value for their shareholders?


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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