snow globe


: a sphere usually made of glass containing a miniature scene and flakes suspended in a clear liquid that give the appearance of snow falling onto the scene when the sphere is shaken
At the gift shop around the corner, you can buy giant panda oven mitts, hand towels, snow globes, decorative plates and change purses, among many other items.David Rowell

Examples of snow globe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The little winter wonderland is as charming as the inside of a snow globe, and what's better for a romantic getaway than that? Claudia Fisher, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2024 Think of agitating a snow globe to help others understand how chaotic a process of rebuilding can look. Sherzod Odilov, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 There also will be a Giannis Antetokounmpo Brewers basketball jersey (April 6), a City Connect tumbler (April 27), a Brewers puffy vest (Sept. 21) and a Bernie Brewer snow globe (Sept. 28). Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 Kim Kardashian and daughter North West are living in a real-life snow globe! Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 11 Dec. 2023 The artistic calendar is available in a Christmas tree or snow globe shape. Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 30 Nov. 2023 With These Snow Globe Bulbs String Lights Take Christmas lights to the next level with these snow glob bulbs string lights that actually have snow globes inside each and every bulb. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 Try the snow globe cocktail with vodka, seasonal berries, sage simple syrup, ginger beer, and lime, or grab a beer and listen to some live music. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 22 Jan. 2024 MacKenzie-Childs’ After-Holiday Sale is where to shop for cheerful items like a snow globe that sings. Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 28 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snow globe was in 1926

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“Snow globe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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