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niveous Line breaks: niv|eous
Pronunciation: /ˈnɪvɪəs/

Definition of niveous in English:


Snowy or resembling snow: all seemed to shimmer and slip away into a niveous haze, as if a fog was rising from some realm beneath the floor
More example sentences
  • His interpretation of the crystalline clearness and the niveous winter air is individual and exceptional. His most successful work thus far is along.
  • And the niveous winter gleam, although polished, could never radiate the warmth of your smile.


Early 17th century: from Latin niveus (from nix, niv- 'snow') + -ous.

Words that rhyme with niveous

lascivious, oblivious
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