Definition of Snowfall

1. Noun. Precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals.

Exact synonyms: Snow
Generic synonyms: Downfall, Precipitation
Specialized synonyms: Flurry, Snow Flurry, Whiteout
Terms within: Flake, Snowflake
Derivative terms: Snow



Definition of Snowfall

1. Noun. An instance of falling of snow. ¹

2. Noun. The amount of snow that falls on one occasion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snowfall

1. a fall of snow [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snowfall

snowdrifts
snowdrop anemone
snowdrop tree
snowdrop windflower
snowdrop windflowers
snowdrops
snowed
snowed in
snowed under
snower
snowers
snoweth
snowface
snowfaces
snowfall (current term)
snowfalls
snowfield
snowfields
snowfighter
snowfighters
snowflake
snowflakelike
snowflakes
snowflakey
snowflaky
snowfleck
snowfolk
snowful
snowgirl

Literary usage of Snowfall

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1. The Weather and Climate of Chicago by Henry Joseph Cox, John Howard Armington (1914)
"DISTRIBUTION OF snowfall IN THE CITY While the measurement of snowfall is made at the ... Ordinarily there is no great variation in the amount of snowfall ..."

2. The Geography of Illinois by Douglas Clay Ridgley (1921)
"In recording snowfall as a part of the precipitation, the observer makes three records; one indicates the depth of newly fallen snow on the level; another, ..."

3. Cecil County by Maryland Geological Survey, George Burbank Shattuck, Florence Bascom, Edward Bennett Mathews, Clarence Wilbur Dorsey, Jay Allan Bonsteel, Oliver Lanard Fassig, Henry Albert Pressey, Louis Agricola Bauer, Hugh M. Curran, George Bishop Sudworth, Geologic (1902)
"I snowfall. The snowfall record extends over a period of about ten years, from 1866 to 1875. ... The season of snowfall extends from November to April. ..."

4. Cecil County by Maryland Geological Survey, George Burbank Shattuck, Florence Bascom, Edward Bennett Mathews, Clarence Wilbur Dorsey, Jay Allan Bonsteel, Oliver Lanard Fassig, Henry Albert Pressey, Louis Agricola Bauer, Hugh M. Curran, George Bishop Sudworth, Geologic (1902)
"snowfall. The snowfall record extends over a period of about ... The season of snowfall extends from November to April. There was no snowfall during half of ..."

5. Handbook of Climatology by Julius von Hann (1903)
"The amount of precipitation, and especially the amount of precipitation which falls during the winter months as snowfall, is a factor which, in addition to ..."

6. Meteorology, Weather, and Methods of Forecasting, Description of by Thomas Russell (1895)
"snowfall. — When vapour is condensed at a temperature below 32° it freezes and falls as snow. Depth of melted snow is preferable to depth of snowfall as a ..."

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