Definition of snowy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnōē/

adjective (snowier, snowiest)

1Covered with snow: snowy mountains
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  • He was in a sea of pine bushes covering the snowy valley of another mountain strip.
  • We crept downstairs over warm, underfloor-heated carpets to a blazing fire in the sitting room, a mound of presents underneath the tree and huge windows gazing out on to snowy mountains.
  • They drive across the country to his remote log cabin in snowy mountains, bonding along the way despite their implacably opposed positions in the situation.
1.1(Of weather or a period of time) characterized by snowfall: a snowy January day
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  • Rainy or snowy weather also affects driver visibility and control of the vehicle.
  • During extremely cold, snowy periods raccoons have been observed sleeping for long periods at a time, but do not hibernate.
  • However, it must be stated that the majority of Scotland's population do not endure severe, snowy winters.
1.2Of or like snow, especially in being pure white: snowy hair
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  • Above them was a castle made of pure, white snowy clouds.
  • Her dress was pure snowy white, of course, simple and off-the-shoulder.
  • Her snowy white hair rose like a wedding cake on the crown of her tiny head, every curl lacquered in place with multiple applications of hairspray.



Pronunciation: /ˈsnōəlē/
Example sentences
  • Imagine discovering this, one of the most snowily romantic of works, in an overwhelming performance and recording.
  • Red poinsettias lend hits of Christmas color upstairs and down, flanking the snowily dressed bed in the master bedroom.
  • Given that conditions were clear blue overhead, with the whole country basking snowily under sunlight, it was extraordinarily difficult to see where I was going.


Pronunciation: /ˈsnōēnəs/
Example sentences
  • You could also seek a dress with lots of sparkly beads and sequins to evoke the snowiness of the season.
  • Click on the picture to see the glorious snowiness - it's not showing up well in the thumbnail.
  • The writer wants to stress the coldness of the New England winter, rather than its interminable length, its gloominess, its snowiness and many other qualities that it always possesses.

Words that rhyme with snowy

blowy, doughy, joey, showy, toey, towy, Zoë

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Syllabification: snow·y

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