snow·​man | \ ˈsnō-ˌman How to pronounce snowman (audio) \

Definition of snowman

: snow shaped to resemble a human figure

Examples of snowman in a Sentence

The kids built a snowman in the front yard.

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Starting north of downtown near Interstate 35E, the trail is known for its scenery, taking bikers around Phalen Park and past the giant snowman in North St. Paul. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "7 great east metro bike trails that provide an escape into nature," 29 July 2019 Then there are the school art projects, such as the holiday snowman Isla made from brand-new plastic cups. Susan Spillman, Los Angeles Times, "Living without plastic: One family’s journey," 19 July 2019 The weather can be nasty around here in July, but nobody expected to see a snowman next to McIlroy’s name. Michael Rosenberg,, "Rory McIlroy's Portrush Homecoming Gets Off to a Disastrous Start," 18 July 2019 Make a snowman that will not melt in the summer heat., "Frostville Museum reflects life in the 19th century: Olmsted Dates and Data," 28 June 2019 People liked the dancing snowman from the first Frozen in 2013, right? Constance Grady, Vox, "Disney’s latest Frozen II trailer is light on details, heavy on magical horses," 11 June 2019 The darker tone is still here, with nary a singing snowman in sight. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "The past is not what it seems in the latest Frozen II trailer," 11 June 2019 By making a kind of high-speed movie of a quantum leap, the work reveals that the process is as gradual as the melting of a snowman in the sun. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time," 5 June 2019 When viewed from the front, Ultima Thule still resembles a two-ball snowman. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "NASA’s faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind," 12 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of snowman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snowman

: a figure made of snow that is shaped to look like a person


snow·​man | \ ˈsnō-ˌman How to pronounce snowman (audio) \
plural snowmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of snowman

: snow shaped to look like a person

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