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

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