Definition of blizzard in English:


Line breaks: bliz|zard
Pronunciation: /ˈblɪzəd


  • 1A severe snowstorm with high winds.
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    • 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; white-out
  • 1.1A large or overwhelming number of things arriving suddenly: a blizzard of forms
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    • 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.

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