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“snowstorm” in English

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snowstormnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsnəʊ.stɔːm/ us /ˈsnoʊ.stɔːrm/

Examples from literature

  • A blizzard is a very strong and dangerous snowstorm. 
  • Avalanches often happen after a snowstorm, when the temperature goes up quickly, and when it is windy. 
  • They knew they could not find their way to safety because of the snowstorm, so they walked to some trees and stayed there. 
  • To decrease your chance of being in an avalanche, don’t ski in a snowstorm – 90% of avalanches happen during a snowstorm. 

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

“snowstorm” in American English

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snowstormnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsnoʊˌstɔrm/

a storm that brings a lot of snow and usually strong winds

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