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.
Recent Examples on the Web Not only would that defendant be released from prison, so would anyone who had been convicted of felony snowman-building, even if their convictions were already final. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 19 May 2021 The three of them were in North Dakota, in front of a big snowman, the ground covered in snow. Maria Perez,, 20 May 2021 In a unanimous decision, the justices rule that building a snowman counts as free expression under the First Amendment and strikes down the Alaska law. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 19 May 2021 The City had a snowman contest this winter to pass the COVID winter blues away. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 19 Mar. 2021 According to Acevedo, the family sculpted the snowman in about 30 minutes. Staff, Chron, 16 Feb. 2021 Snowbird, an Orange Wheat, has a hammock-lounging orange snowman. Marc Bona, cleveland, 22 Mar. 2021 Diane, once a beautiful dresser, wore a red Christmas sweater with snowflakes and a snowman. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2021 Harkening back to the glory days of the 2D Disney princess stories, these tell delightful tales with fantastic animation, music and instantly memorable characters, including the super-positive imaginary snowman come-to-life Olaf. Ben Flanagan |, al, 15 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of snowman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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Nglish: Translation of snowman for Spanish Speakers


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