[ snoh-ee ]
/ ˈsnoʊ i /

adjective, snow·i·er, snow·i·est.

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.

Nearby words

  1. snowshoes,
  2. snowslide,
  3. snowstorm,
  4. snowsuit,
  5. snowtubing,
  6. snowy egret,
  7. snowy mountain,
  8. snowy mountains,
  9. snowy owl,
  10. snowy plover

Origin of snowy

before 1000; Middle English snawy, Old English snāwig. See snow, -y1

Related formssnow·i·ly, adverbsnow·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for snowy


/ (ˈsnəʊɪ) /

adjective snowier or snowiest

covered with or abounding in snowsnowy hills
characterized by snowsnowy weather
resembling snow in whiteness, purity, etc
Derived Formssnowily, adverbsnowiness, 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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