[ 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.

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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/ (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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