noun \ˈbli-zərd\

: a severe snowstorm that goes on for a long time

: a large amount of something that comes suddenly

Full Definition of BLIZZARD

:  a long severe snowstorm
:  an intensely strong cold wind filled with fine snow
:  an overwhelming rush or deluge <a blizzard of mail around the holidays>
bliz·zardy \ˈbli-zər-dē\ also bliz·zard·ly \-ˌzərd-lē\ adjective

Examples of BLIZZARD

  1. We were snowed in by a raging blizzard.

Origin of BLIZZARD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1870

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Rhymes with BLIZZARD


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