Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “a snowball effect”

a snowball effect

a situation in which something increases in size or importance at a faster and faster rate : The more successful you become , the more publicity you get and that publicity generates sales . It's a sort of snowball effect .Increasing and intensifying
(Definition of a snowball effect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “a snowball effect”

Word of the Day

chef

a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant, especially the most important cook

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More