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[snoh-fawl] /ˈsnoʊˌfɔl/
a fall of snow.
the amount of snow at a particular place or in a given time.
Origin of snowfall
1815-25; snow + fall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • snowfall for five hours was 14 inches, an unprecedented fall for this locality.

    Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth
  • Here and there acres of white blossom, looking like a snowfall.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • It might have been the sound of a snowfall from the roof above him.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • snowfall is very rare as far south as the City of Mexico, but is not unknown.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • He must get all his grubstake in too, and after snowfall he would have to be mighty careful about making tracks around any place.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for snowfall


a fall of snow
(meteorol) the amount of snow received in a specified place and time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snowfall

1821, "fall of snow," especially a quiet one (as distinguished from a snowstorm), from snow (n.) + storm (n.). From 1875 as "amount that falls at a place in a given time."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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