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snowball

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noun snow·ball \ˈsnō-ˌbȯl\

Simple Definition of snowball

  • : a ball of snow that someone makes usually for throwing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snowball

  1. 1a :  a round mass of snow pressed or rolled togetherb :  snow cone

  2. 2 :  any of several cultivated shrubby viburnums (genus Viburnum) with clusters of white sterile flowers —called also snowball bush

Examples of snowball in a sentence

  1. This snow is perfect for making snowballs.



15th Century

First Known Use of snowball

15th century


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snowball

verb snow·ball

Simple Definition of snowball

  • : to increase, grow, etc., at a faster and faster rate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snowball

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to engage in throwing snowballs

    2. 2 :  to increase, accumulate, expand, or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

    3. transitive verb
    4. 1 :  to throw snowballs at

    5. 2 :  to cause to increase or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

    Examples of snowball in a sentence

    1. Problems snowball when early trouble signs are ignored.

    2. What started as a small annual concert has snowballed into a full-fledged music festival.

    3. consumers dealing with snowballing debt



    1843

    First Known Use of snowball

    1843

    Rhymes with snowball

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    SNOWBALL Defined for Kids

    snowball

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    noun snow·ball \ˈsnō-ˌbȯl\

    Definition of snowball for Students

    1. :  a round mass of snow pressed or rolled together





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