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snowball

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noun snow·ball \ˈsnō-ˌbȯl\

Definition of snowball

  1. 1a :  a round mass of snow pressed or rolled togetherb :  snow cone

  2. 2 :  any of several cultivated shrubby viburnums (genus Viburnum) with clusters of white sterile flowers —called also snowball bush

Examples of snowball in a sentence

  1. This snow is perfect for making snowballs.

15th Century

First Known Use of snowball

15th century


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snowball

verb snow·ball

Definition of snowball

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to engage in throwing snowballs

  3. 2 :  to increase, accumulate, expand, or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to throw snowballs at

  6. 2 :  to cause to increase or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

Examples of snowball in a sentence

  1. Problems snowball when early trouble signs are ignored.

  2. What started as a small annual concert has snowballed into a full-fledged music festival.

  3. consumers dealing with snowballing debt

1843

First Known Use of snowball

1843



SNOWBALL Defined for English Language Learners

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snowball

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noun snow·ball \ˈsnō-ˌbȯl\

Definition of snowball for English Language Learners

  • : a ball of snow that someone makes usually for throwing


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snowball

verb snow·ball

Definition of snowball for English Language Learners

  • : to increase, grow, etc., at a faster and faster rate


SNOWBALL Defined for Kids

snowball

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noun snow·ball \ˈsnō-ˌbȯl\

Definition of snowball for Students

  1. :  a round mass of snow pressed or rolled together



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