igloo

noun
ig·​loo | \ ˈi-(ˌ)glü How to pronounce igloo (audio) \
plural igloos

Definition of igloo

1 : a usually dome-shaped dwelling of arctic regions that is usually made of blocks of snow or ice when built for temporary purposes or of sod, wood, or stone when permanent and that is typically associated with the indigenous Inuit, Inupiat, and Yupik peoples of Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and eastern Siberia
2 : a building or structure shaped like a dome

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Examples of igloo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each igloo must be rented as a whole and can hold a maximum of 8 people. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, "No ice skating at Akron’s Lock 3 this winter, but plenty new, COVID-19 safe activities to try," 13 Nov. 2020 Made of wood beams and Plexiglas, each igloo-like structure seats six to eight people and has built-in heating and ventilation, a sound system and lighting. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Diners have a ball eating inside these pandemic-safe globes," 6 Nov. 2020 Each heated igloo can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably and features comfortable seating, a dedicated bluetooth speaker, warm and cozy decor, and a dedicated bartender. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Igloos, firepits and heaters: Hot Cincinnati patios to visit during cold weather," 6 Nov. 2020 But even if restaurants rehire staff, reopen dining rooms or shell out $1,000 for a fiberglass igloo, there’s no guarantee customers will return. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants," 1 Oct. 2020 Each igloo costs $1,200, but since Blue Heron is adding wicker-style furniture, loveseat, reclining chairs, table and heaters, the price tag for the restaurant-brewery goes up to about $2,500 or $2,600 apiece, general manager Khadar Soussou said. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "The patio problem: Restaurants get creative as cold weather threatens outdoor dining during pandemic," 27 Oct. 2020 Dine in your own heated igloo, piled with blankets and plush furniture, with up to 10 people at this posh rooftop bar. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, "16 restaurants and bars with heated or enclosed patios for cold-weather dining in Chicago," 15 Oct. 2020 But even if restaurants rehire staff, reopen dining rooms or shell out $1,000 for a fiberglass igloo, there’s no guarantee customers will return. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants," 1 Oct. 2020 But even if restaurants rehire staff, reopen dining rooms or shell out $1,000 for a fiberglass igloo, there’s no guarantee customers will return. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of igloo

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for igloo

Inuit iglu house

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“Igloo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/igloo. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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igloo

noun
How to pronounce igloo (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of igloo

: a house made of blocks of snow or ice in the form of a dome

igloo

noun
ig·​loo | \ ˈi-glü How to pronounce igloo (audio) \
plural igloos

Kids Definition of igloo

: a house often made of blocks of snow and shaped like a dome

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