snow globe

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of snow globe

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snow globe was in 1926

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“Snow globe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20globe. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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