Snowball - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsnoʊbɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word snowball
Brit.  |ˈsnəʊbɔːl|  British pronunciation of the word snowball


- plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions
- ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce
- ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup
- snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)


- increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate
- throw snowballs at


This snow is perfect for making snowballs.

Problems snowball when early trouble signs are ignored.

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

I made a snowball and pelted with it.

We had a massive snowball fight.

Interest in the sport is snowballing.

...the boys built a snow fortress and then challenged the neighborhood kids to an in-your-face snowball fight...

...the snowball thudded against the side of my car...

His woes continued to snowball through the week.

A snowball struck him on the back of the head.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: snowball
he/she/it: snowballs
present participle: snowballing
past tense: snowballed
past participle: snowballed
singular: snowball
plural: snowballs
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