Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers
precipitation consisting of small, slowly falling crystals of ice.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for
Most baked cookies can also be frozen if wrapped airtight to prevent
and freezer burn.
They probably are made of water
, and they are still in sunlight when night has fallen on the ground below.
Rather than scrambling the
, the shock wave from the rocket organized them into an array of tiny spinning tops.
rupture the cells of a frozen tissue sample, leaving nothing but freezer-burned goo.
The quicker it gets into the hardening cabinet, the smaller the
Clouds are composed primarily of small water droplets and, if it's cold enough,
The major concern in cryopreservation of cells is the possible formation of
inside in the cells.
act as condensation nuclei around which even more water vapour in the surrounding air condenses.
In winter, the problem is that there aren't sufficient
The form of the
depends on the cooling rate and hence on the air temperature.
Discover our greatest slideshows
Q Without U: 9 Must-Know Terms for...
From the Trenches: Words of World...
13 Essential Literary Terms
8 Words That Are Older Than You...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Nearby words for ice crystals
ice cream cone
ice cream habit
ice cream headache
ice cream sandwich