Examples of blizzard in a Sentence
We were snowed in by a raging blizzard.
Recent Examples of blizzard from the Web
The coming morning would bring a blizzard and deep cold.
In 2003, Crayola bid goodbye to blizzard blue, magic mint, mulberry and teal -- though amid a hue and cry, fans were able to rescue burnt sienna.
Rum runners Otto and Louie Linken were smuggling booze into Alaska during a blizzard when Louie stepped off his dogsled into some water.
The snowstorms raised white hills more than three feet high, and the weather forecast reported at least three more weeks of blizzards, mud, and ice slicks.
The screen had suddenly gone dark and now was filling with what looked like a blizzard, snow blowing sideways in a high wind, or maybe some sort of hail.
Climate change will continue to disrupt climate patterns and produce more extreme weather events including hurricanes, blizzards, heat waves, cold snaps, droughts and floods.
This came up after last winter’s blizzard when New York and New Jersey officials blasted the weather service for not dialing back on forecasts of a giant snowfall that ended up hitting further west.
Only these kids threw their homework, English papers and other schoolwork away, down a school stairwell, creating a blizzard of paper that left people on Twitter very jealous.
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Did You Know?
The earliest recorded appearance of the word blizzard meaning “a severe snowstorm” was in the April 23, 1870 issue of a newspaper published in Estherville, Iowa. Blizzard shows up again during the following years in several newspapers in Iowa and neighboring states, and by 1888, when a snowstorm paralyzed the Eastern seaboard, the word was well-known nationally. However, in other senses, the word blizzard existed earlier. Davy Crocket, for instance, used it twice in the 1830s, once to mean a rifle blast and once to mean for a blast of words. All of these uses seem related, but the ultimate origin of the word is still unclear.
Origin and Etymology of blizzard
First Known Use: 1870See Words from the same year
BLIZZARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blizzard for English Language Learners
: a severe snowstorm that goes on for a long time
: a large amount of something that comes suddenly
BLIZZARD Defined for Kids
Definition of blizzard for Students
: a long heavy snowstorm
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