follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

snowstorm

[snoh-stawrm] /ˈsnoʊˌstɔrm/
noun
1.
a storm accompanied by a heavy fall of snow.
Origin of snowstorm
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism; snow + storm
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for snowstorm
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The snowstorm proved such a heavy one that for three days the party at Professor Jeffers cabin were completely stormbound.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • Nevertheless, the children rejoiced greatly in the snowstorm.

    The Paradise of Children Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Now for a snowstorm and then it will begin to seem like home.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • And even in the yard it was evident that the snowstorm had become more violent.

    Master and Man Leo Tolstoy
  • So violets can blossom in your State in the midst of a snowstorm!

  • He'd had a penguin in a snowstorm and he'd been happy with it.

    The Doorway Evelyn E. Smith
  • A heavy gale of wind and a snowstorm oblige me to write suddenly for the Cunard steamer a day earlier than usual.

British Dictionary definitions for snowstorm

snowstorm

/ˈsnəʊˌstɔːm/
noun
1.
a storm with heavy snow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for snowstorm
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for snowstorm

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for snowstorm

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for snowstorm