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

There's no right or wrong way to assemble it: Just mix up some glitter and table salt, gather your snowman's appendages, and drop all of it in a plastic ball ornament. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Get the Whole Family Crafting With These Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments," 6 Dec. 2018 In our minds, Blake and Gwen’s Christmas traditions would look a lot like their mini movie, complete with giant trees, snowman-building contests, and a homemade turkey dinner. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Just Said the Most Romantic Thing About Girlfriend Gwen Stefani," 27 Nov. 2018 To make your own tea light snowman, head to Debbie's blog, One Little Project, for the list of supplies and full instructions. Jessica Mejia, Country Living, "Turn Dollar Store Tea Lights Into the Cutest Snowman Ornaments," 20 Nov. 2018 Dress him or her up as a super hero, a silly snowman, an ice skater, or even a character from your favorite holiday film, The Nutcracker. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "You Can Now Get Clothes for 'The Elf on the Shelf'— and They're Elfin' Adorable," 4 Dec. 2018 Pipe snowman heads and use mini chocolate chips for eyes and jelly beans for noses. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Eggnog Mousse Snowmen," 29 Nov. 2018 Think about incorporating a snowman, a lantern, or Jolly Saint Nick. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Christmas Tree Shops Just Released Its Holiday Decor and We Want Everything," 13 Oct. 2018 Trees decked out in jolly snowman accessories are the latest Christmas craze to take over homes and Pinterest. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Snowman Christmas Trees Are the Cutest Holiday Trend You'll See This Year," 29 Nov. 2017 In other words, the president is being fully trolled by a snowman. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "The White House Played a Truly Epic Prank on Barack Obama," 19 Dec. 2016

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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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