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Definition of "blizzard" []

  • A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour and visibility of less than one-quarter mile (400 meters) for three hours. (noun)
  • A very heavy snowstorm with high winds. (noun)
  • A torrent; a superabundance: a blizzard of phone calls. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blizzard" in a sentence
  • "As we guard against the incursion of nonsense buzzwords, though, it's useful to note that the term blizzard also emerged as a breathless media response to a snowstorm sound familiar?"
  • "You get that for three hours and that's what we call a blizzard, my friend."
  • "A spring blizzard is covering northcentral Montana, schools are closed which never happens – we pride ourselves on our ‘toughness’ – and I have a perfect day to stay home and daydream for a few extra minutes."