- a storm, technically an extratropical cyclone, with dry, driving snow, strong winds, and intense cold.
- a heavy and prolonged snowstorm covering a wide area.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of blizzard
OTHER WORDS FROM blizzardbliz·zard·y, bliz·zard·ly, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for blizzard
It can be dangerous to shelter in a trapped vehicleIt’s a mixed blessing when you get your vehicle stuck in the snow during a blizzard.
The problem with looking for galaxy-wide motion is that the Milky Way is a raging blizzard of stars, with astronomers looking outward from one of the snowflakes.
The “World’s Only Corn Palace” and its whimsical domes had showcased the town’s agricultural bounty and brought tourists to town since 1892, and seen Mitchell through fires, floods and the blizzards of 1949 and 1966.A rural S.D. community ignored the virus for months. Then people started dying.|Annie Gowen|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
Plastic igloos look cute — but they won’t cut it during a blizzard, nor do they run cheapThe pandemic has made dining as we previously knew it impossible, and serving customers outside has been one somewhat promising lifeline.Three Eater Editors on the Costs of Winter Dining and a Return to Takeout|Ellie Krupnick|October 30, 2020|Eater
A beautiful bluebird day can quickly turn into a thunderstorm with catastrophic lightning, while blizzards and dust storms can sneak up on you like ninjas.
He also expanded on the need to get the average American out from under the blizzard of paperwork that the tax season brings.
Many of us have tired of the blizzard of histories marking the sesquicentennial of the first years of the American Civil War.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Driving from the Denver airport to Wyoming, I encountered an almost-otherworldly whiteout of a blizzard.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For years your bright light was darkened by a blizzard of lies, cheating and innuendo.I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie: An Open Letter to Greg LeMond|Mark McKinnon|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oh, so you fall for Eva in both Sin City and White Bird in a Blizzard.Life After ‘SVU’: Christopher Meloni on ‘They Came Together,’ Stabler, and His Famous Behind|Marlow Stern|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Wal, jist wait till a good winter blizzard comes through here like they do," interrupted Landy.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
“Blizzard” and “mugwump” were new but a short time ago: the latter is dying from disuse, the former has come to stay.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Snow began to fall now and a regular blizzard set in, the fine powdery snow being blown along the ground into our faces.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
But the cold was too much for the goats and the second blizzard killed them all.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
I've ridden night herd in a blizzard when the temperature was below zero.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine