hoarfrost

noun
hoar·​frost | \ ˈhȯr-ˌfrȯst How to pronounce hoarfrost (audio) \

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Examples of hoarfrost in a Sentence

the hoarfrost formed a delicate swirly pattern on the window
Recent Examples on the Web The hoarfrost in the subzero temperatures lifted a clean, white layer into the air that sparkled in the low sun. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s changing winters means the need for a bigger toy box," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hoarfrost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoarfrost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoarfrost. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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