: white as snow

Examples of snow-white in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, the clip shows Malone and Swift typing away in a dystopic, snow-white office, before cutting to a clip of Swift strapped onto a strange contraption. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2024 Males have a splash of color atop their heads, some sporting feathers in iridescent blue or pink hues, while others are snow-white. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Mar. 2024 Awards season chatter about the dark stylings of Oppenheimer, snow-white chill of Anatomy of a Fall, and the hot pink highlights of Barbie ends tonight, when the 2024 Oscar winners turn major contenders' blue-sky dreams into gold at the 96th Academy Awards. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 10 Mar. 2024 The bird is the snow bunting — so named both for its predominantly snow-white plumage and amazing ability to withstand snow and subfreezing weather in its breeding grounds in the Arctic tundra. Richard B. Karel, Baltimore Sun, 5 Jan. 2024 From rapidly gaining the mythical character's trademark jolly belly to growing a snow-white beard and more, The Santa Clause is a hilarious take on a classic. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 From inlets covered in neon-green algae, snow-white egrets took flight over ships stacked with thousands of brightly colored containers — imagine a mash-up of Gauguin and Mondrian. John Bowe, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 The half-Egyptian Belle grew up with her snow-white mother, who indoctrinated her with toxic beauty standards that prized Whiteness above all. Charlie Jane Anders, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 The original Solomon has yet to need replacing, though Faucett has a few other owls in rotation now, including a special snow-white one just for New Year's Eve. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snow-white was before the 12th century

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“Snow-white.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow-white. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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