Definition of “snowflake” - English Dictionary

“snowflake” in English

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snowflakenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsnəʊ.fleɪk/ us /ˈsnoʊ.fleɪk/

snowflake noun [ C ] (PERSON)

informal disapproving a way of referring to a young person who is considered by some people to be too easily upset and offended

Examples from literature

  • On day 9, the snowflakes became very big. 
  • This is called the angle of repose, and it varies depending on the type of snowflake that has fallen. 
  • This is dangerous because big snowflakes have more moisture. 

(Definition of “snowflake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“snowflake” in American English

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snowflakenoun [ C ]

us /ˈsnoʊˌfleɪk/

a single piece of snow that falls from the sky

(Definition of “snowflake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)