[ snoh-hwahyt, -wahyt ]

  1. white as snow.

Origin of snow-white

before 1000; Middle English; Old English snāwhwīt

Words Nearby snow-white Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snow-white in a sentence

  • The runs were covered with several thousand snow-white, red-combed chickens, and all their little white houses shone in the sun.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Above was a deep-blue sky with those thick low masses of snow-white clouds one sees only in Bavaria.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • They formed tremulous islands about which the water-lilies spread their great heart-shaped leaves and snow-white flowers.

    Honey-Bee | Anatole France
  • The vehicle halted directly in front of him and a man with ruddy cheeks and snow-white hair leaned out to wave at him.

    The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
  • Out by the hill, a butterfly, snow white, rested a moment on the young girl's hair.

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa

British Dictionary definitions for snow-white


  1. white as snow

  2. pure as white snow

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