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[snoh-stawrm] /ˈsnoʊˌstɔrm/
a storm accompanied by a heavy fall of snow.
Origin of snowstorm
1765-75, Americanism; snow + storm Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for snowstorm
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  • 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


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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