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1. A fall of snow.
2. The amount of snow that falls during a given period or in a specified area.
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1. (Physical Geography) a fall of snow
2. (Physical Geography) meteorol the amount of snow received in a specified place and time
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1. a fall of snow.
2. the amount of snow at a particular place or in a given time.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snowfall - precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystalssnowfall - precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
downfall, precipitation - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
snow flurry, flurry - a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that); "he had to close the window against the flurries"; "there was a flurry of chicken feathers"
whiteout - an arctic atmospheric condition with clouds over snow produce a uniform whiteness and objects are difficult to see; occurs when the light reflected off the snow equals the light coming through the clouds
flake, snowflake - a crystal of snow
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سُقوط الثَّلْجكَمْيَّة الثَّلْج المُتَساقِط
sněhové srážkysněžení
chute de neigechute de neiges
snehové zrážkysneženie
kar yağış miktarıkar yağışı


[ˈsnəʊfɔːl] Nnevada f
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[ˈsnəʊfɔːl] n (= amount that falls) → enneigement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈsnəʊˌfɔːl] n (fall of snow) → nevicata; (amount that falls) → nevosità f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(snəu) noun
frozen water vapour that falls to the ground in soft white flakes. We woke up to find snow on the ground; We were caught in a heavy snow-shower; About 15 centimetres of snow had fallen overnight.
to shower down in, or like, flakes of snow. It's snowing heavily.
ˈsnowy adjective
1. full of, or producing a lot of, snow. The weather has been very snowy recently.
2. white like snow. the old man's snowy (white) hair.
ˈsnowball noun
a ball of snow pressed hard together, especially made by children for throwing, as a game.
ˈsnowboard noun
a board on which a person can stand and glide over snow for sport.
ˈsnow-capped adjective
(of mountains etc) having tops which are covered with snow. snow-capped peaks.
ˈsnowdrift noun
a bank of snow blown together by the wind. There were deep snowdrifts at the side of the road.
ˈsnowfall noun
1. a fall or shower of snow that settles on the ground. There was a heavy snowfall last night.
2. the amount of snow that falls in a certain place. The snowfall last year was much higher than average.
ˈsnowflake noun
one of the soft, light flakes composed of groups of crystals, in which snow falls. A few large snowflakes began to fall from the sky.
ˈsnowstorm noun
a heavy fall of snow especially accompanied by a strong wind.
ˌsnow-ˈwhite adjective
white like snow.
snowed under
overwhelmed eg with a great deal of work. Last week I was absolutely snowed under with work.
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References in classic literature ?
The stars were shining; there was not a cloud in the sky; he was denied the explanation which had suggested itself, doubtful as it would have been--a new snowfall with a limit so plainly defined.
By morning, probably, there would be a frost, if not a snowfall, on the grass and rye, and an icy surface over the standing water.
From time to time, as a vulture rears its head out of its nest, the formidable Greek fire darted from its sides, and cast its flame upon the ocean like an incandescent snowfall. At last it came within musket-shot.
Midway between the two came a heavy snowfall. It was winter in our orchard of old delights then,--so truly winter that it was hard to believe summer had ever dwelt in it, or that spring would ever return to it.
We had to take some of our provisions too, for we were in a perfect desolation, and so far as we could see through the snowfall, there was not even the sign of habitation.
One night there was a heavy snowfall, and in the morning Pike, the malingerer, did not appear.
The light snowfall which had feathered his schoolroom windows on the Thursday, still lingered in the air, and was falling white, while the wind blew black.
snowfall using a quality-controlled data set," Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol.
The weather system will produce rain with snowfall over the hills from Sunday to Wednesday.
"I've watched Carol succeed in our industry in a variety of revenue-producing roles and am very pleased to have her join us at Snowfall. She has an extensive network and a great deal of credibility when talking with prospective clients.
Snow started falling lightly in Chicago and surrounding cities early Sunday morning but picked up speed and accumulation throughout the day, resulting in a record-breaking amount of snow for the city's first snowfall of the season, according to reports. Snowfall at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport reportedly received 6.4 inches of snow, which was the biggest first-day snowfall since Nov.
All of the city was covered with a white blanket and some rural parts became unreachable due to heavy snowfall. Drivers were caught snowfall unprepared and many were stranded on the road.