\ˈsnō-ē \
snowier; snowiest

Definition of snowy 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : composed of snow or melted snow

b : marked by or covered with snow

2a : whitened by snow

b : snow-white


geographical name

Definition of Snowy (Entry 2 of 2)

river 278 miles (447 kilometers) long in southeastern Australia flowing from the Snowy Mountains in southeastern New South Wales to the Pacific in southeastern Victoria

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Other Words from snowy


snowily \ˈsnō-ə-lē \ adverb
snowiness \ˈsnō-ē-nəs \ noun

Examples of snowy in a Sentence


This is the snowiest winter in years.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

According to preliminary information the bus, which was heading to the scenic village of Hallstatt, slid off the road in snowy conditions and hit a perimeter wall. Fox News, "Austria: Bus with South Korean tourists crashes; 24 injured," 28 Mar. 2018 That also crushed the snowiest day on record for March 21 back in 1885. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Winter isn't going down without a fight. Last night's snowfall broke Louisville records," 21 Mar. 2018 The president described Conner's 28 months serving in the Army, including one particular event: In 1945, on a cold, snowy January day in Houston, France in, American troops were under attack by hundreds of German soldiers. Merdie Nzanga, USA TODAY, "President Trump honors late WWII veteran Garlin Murl Conner with Medal of Honor," 26 June 2018 Trump saluted the Black Knights with the annual Commander-in-Chief's Trophy on Tuesday, recounting their victory over Navy on a snowy day in Philadelphia. Fox News, "Trump honors Army's football team, jokes about space force," 1 May 2018 The specimens Tedesco spied under his microscope on a recent snowy day displayed more rounded edges and irregularities than the classic crystalline forms. Michael Hill, The Christian Science Monitor, "Studying snowflakes could provide clues to atmospheric conditions," 16 Mar. 2018 Beauty Getting up and out the door on a cold, snowy January day isn't always the easiest of feats. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid's Glowing Skin Trick Has Nothing to Do with Moisturizer," 10 Jan. 2018 The year's wettest day was Oct. 14, when 4.19 inches of rain soaked the city, and the snowiest day was March 13, when 3.9 inches of snow fell. Tom Skilling,, "Ask Tom: What were the highest, lowest temperatures of 2017?," 7 Jan. 2018 The module, which Trunkovskiy intends to rent to cold-loving tourists (booking details here), sits on a snowy mountain overlooking the Kandalaksha gulf. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This prefab cabin was helicoptered into place," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of snowy


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of snowy

: having a lot of snow

: covered in snow

: white like snow


\ˈsnō-ē \
snowier; snowiest

Kids Definition of snowy

1 : having or covered with snow snowy mountains

2 : white like snow snowy clouds

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to reject or criticize sharply

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