[ snoh-kapt ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌkæpt /
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topped with snow: the snowcapped Alps.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Origin of snowcapped
First recorded in 1790–1800
Words nearby snowcapped
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Example sentences from the Web for snowcapped
The ramp opened to a spring breeze and a view of snowcapped mountains.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this day's march we came in sight of the long-looked-for snowcapped mountains.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
Here one is afforded a perfect view of the Lake and its snowcapped ranges east and south.The Lake of the Sky|George Wharton James
British Dictionary definitions for snowcapped
/ (ˈsnəʊˌkæpt) /
(of a mountain, hill, etc) having a cap of snow on the top
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