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[snoh-hwahyt, -wahyt] /ˈsnoʊˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt/
white as snow.
Origin of snow-white
before 1000; Middle English; Old English snāwhwīt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This snow-white couple had three children, who were as black as ink.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • This was an elderly lady in a black silk dress and with snow-white hair.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • His hair was snow-white, but his cheeks were like rosy red apples.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • He was bareheaded, and the hair which hung down to his shoulders was snow-white.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • Her face vanished, and the bark of a big tree enclosed her snow-white body.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • In a little while I, also, will drive the four snow-white steeds.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • The pod is elliptical, and the cotton which bursts from it at maturity is snow-white.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • Her steward, who cooked for all hands, was smart and in a snow-white suit.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • He had snow-white hair and a snowy beard that reached to his waist.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
British Dictionary definitions for snow-white


white as snow
pure as white snow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snow-white

Old English snawhwit, from snow (n.) + white (adj.). Cf. Dutch sneeuwwit, Middle Low German snewhit, German schneeweiss, Old Norse snæhvitr, Swedish snöhvit, Danish snehvid. The fairy tale is so-called from 1885, translating German Schneewittchen in Grimm; the German name used in English by 1858.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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