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snowstorm Syllabification: snow·storm
Pronunciation: /ˈsnōˌstôrm/

Definition of snowstorm in English:


1A heavy fall of snow, especially with a high wind.
Example sentences
  • If the temperature rises during or after a snowstorm, it means heavier, wetter snow will be deposited on a less-stable powder base, increasing the risk of a slide.
  • Heavy rain, snowstorms and tornadoes make holiday travel extremely difficult for some travelers tonight.
  • In early May an unusually heavy snowstorm deposited record snowfall.
1.1A shower or large quantity of something: it swam away in a flurry of wings and flippers, raising a snowstorm of foam
More example sentences
  • It is every air traffic controller's nightmare when a snowstorm of blips shows up on the radar screen.
  • When the wind kicks up, I feel as if I'm standing in a snowstorm of pods and pollen.
  • But the two fires converged and saturated the compound in what one resident described as ‘a snowstorm of smoke.’

Words that rhyme with snowstorm

windstorm • firestorm
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