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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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  • In regions with regular high winds or heavy annual snowfall, avoid trees with weak or brittle wood.
  • There is considerable snowfall, and in the north snow remains on the ground for about half the year.
  • There's no doubt that large amounts of snowfall and record-low temperatures have made this a particularly brutal winter.
  • What followed was severe winters, record cold and snowfall.
  • It is possible that the writer did not account for the last winter snowfall.
  • Due to reduced snowfall in the mountains, both countries faced severe droughts, and their water reserves are dwindling.
  • However, as air temperatures warm, the amount of rain and snowfall also increases.
  • Or maybe you see an expanse of cedars bearing a snowfall, deer perusing the bark, and nuthatches hanging from a limb.
  • But until recently, a direct connection between airplanes, hole-punch clouds and snowfall was missing.
  • The first respectable snowfall of the season took place yesterday.
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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