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snowy

[snoh-ee] /ˈsnoʊ i/
adjective, snowier, snowiest.
1.
abounding in or covered with snow:
snowy fields.
2.
characterized by snow, as the weather:
a snowy day.
3.
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling snow.
4.
of the color of snow; snow-white:
snowy skin.
5.
immaculate; unsullied.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English snawy, Old English snāwig. See snow, -y1
Related forms
snowily, adverb
snowiness, noun
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  • Half the sky erased in a snowy mist, rooftops laden w/ snow.
  • The freezer case was full of curious meats: a snowy hunk of a fin whale's throat, a slab of musk ox.
  • They are hilarious and enormously engaging on this snowy day.
  • It didn't stick, but it was a snowy afternoon with more forecast for tomorrow.
  • Explore the comet's surprising snowy landscape in the slides that follow.
  • The snowy cold he knows to flee and every human exigency crackles as he plugs it in: every outlet works but one.
  • To get boyfriends, she knocks boys down and grinds their faces in the snowy grit.
  • He is reported to have been driving under snowy conditions when he lost control of his car, which was struck by another vehicle.
  • It may be snowy in spots, but there are snowier places.
  • Yet these picky cats don't adapt well to change, so it's also important to protect their snowy homes.
British Dictionary definitions for snowy

snowy

/ˈsnəʊɪ/
adjective snowier, snowiest
1.
covered with or abounding in snow: snowy hills
2.
characterized by snow: snowy weather
3.
resembling snow in whiteness, purity, etc
Derived Forms
snowily, adverb
snowiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snowy
adj.

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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