snowfall

[snoh-fawl]

noun

a fall of snow.
the amount of snow at a particular place or in a given time.

Nearby words

  1. snowdrift,
  2. snowdrop,
  3. snowdrop tree,
  4. snowed,
  5. snowed under,
  6. snowfield,
  7. snowflake,
  8. snowflake baby,
  9. snowmaker,
  10. snowmaking

Origin of snowfall

First recorded in 1815–25; snow + fall

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British Dictionary definitions for snowfall

snowfall

noun

a fall of snow
meteorol the amount of snow received in a specified place and time
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Word Origin and History for snowfall

snowfall

n.

1821, "fall of snow," especially a quiet one (as distinguished from a snowstorm), from snow (n.) + storm (n.). From 1875 as "amount that falls at a place in a given time."

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