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[snoh-ee] /ˈsnoʊ i/
adjective, snowier, snowiest.
abounding in or covered with snow:
snowy fields.
characterized by snow, as the weather:
a snowy day.
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling snow.
of the color of snow; snow-white:
snowy skin.
immaculate; unsullied.
Origin of snowy
before 1000; Middle English snawy, Old English snāwig. See snow, -y1
Related forms
snowily, adverb
snowiness, noun Unabridged
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  • The lantern, set on a tombstone beside them, blinked in a snowy gust.

  • And no thought of impurity came to him on beholding that lily, snowy whiteness.

  • Beauteous and snowy was the person of the fair: her form was delicate, and her limbs were tender.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Her tender side is gored; her spotless and snowy coat is deformed with blood.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • He was old and snowy haired, but as fresh as a daisy and as spry as a cricket.

    Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts

    Roy Rutherford Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for snowy


adjective snowier, snowiest
covered with or abounding in snow: snowy hills
characterized by snow: snowy weather
resembling snow in whiteness, purity, etc
Derived Forms
snowily, adverb
snowiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snowy

Old English snawig; see snow (n.) + -y (2). Related: Snowiness. Cf. Middle Low German sneig, Old High German snewac, German schneeig, Old Norse snæugr, Swedish snögig, Danish sneig.

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