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[snoh-stawrm] /ˈsnoʊˌstɔrm/
a storm accompanied by a heavy fall of snow.
1765-75, Americanism; snow + storm Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for snowstorm
  • During her stay, a sudden snowstorm one evening blanketed the estate with drifts several feet deep.
  • Officials said their cloud-seeding program directly caused the snowstorm.
  • So head out in that snowstorm and find ways to shoot in the rain.
  • In contrast, this picture was taken early in the morning, during a snowstorm.
  • Go for a drive at night, and the air would be so thick with flying insects, you'd feel as if you were driving through a snowstorm.
  • In the spring you should be prepared for one last snowstorm.
  • His building was one of three the snowstorm had undermined, the weight of the snow threatening the soundness of its foundation.
  • Even a freak snowstorm now seems to sow added doubt about this rigorous body of research.
British Dictionary definitions for snowstorm


a storm with heavy snow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snowstorm

1771, from snow (n.) + storm (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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