snowy

adjective
\ ˈsnō-ē How to pronounce snowy (audio) \
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

Snowy

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

Adjective

snowily \ ˈsnō-​ə-​lē How to pronounce Snowy (audio) \ adverb
snowiness \ ˈsnō-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce Snowy (audio) \ noun

Examples of snowy in a Sentence

Adjective This is the snowiest winter in years.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective While Saturday's snowy weather in northern Arizona had begun to clear up by Sunday afternoon, a windy day was in the forecast ahead of another snowstorm later in the week, weather officials said. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, "Wind expected across swaths of Arizona as snowstorm winds down in northern part of state," 15 Mar. 2021 The time to protect plants from winter-feeding animals is in autumn, by placing wire-mesh cages around the plant before snowy weather begins. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Sick of all the snow this winter? There’s one big benefit: It’s great at protecting your garden.," 6 Mar. 2021 On his Twitter feed, Gov. Asa Hutchinson posted several tweets on Saturday emphasizing the need to return to vaccinations after a week of snowy weather that forced the widespread cancellation of covid-19 vaccination clinics. Lara Farrar, Arkansas Online, "Active covid cases fall for 16th straight day; hospitalizations near 4-month low," 20 Feb. 2021 Adding to the misery, the snowy weather has jeopardized drinking water systems throughout the state. Paul J. Weber And Jill Bleed, Chron, "Texas outages below half-million but water crisis persists," 18 Feb. 2021 The salamanders spend the cold, snowy, Upper Peninsula winters underground. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Marquette's Presque Isle Park closes road for a month so salamanders can cross," 22 Mar. 2021 To be sure, many college students looking to blow off steam or escape the cold and snowy North are still going to hit big party spots such as Florida, Mexico, California and Las Vegas to soak up the sun and go bar-hopping at night. chicagotribune.com, "Spring break during COVID-19: Colleges across US scaling back to avoid virus spread," 8 Mar. 2021 To be sure, many college students looking to blow off steam or escape the cold and snowy North are still going to hit big party spots such as Florida, Mexico, California and Las Vegas to soak up the sun and go bar-hopping at night. Anchorage Daily News, "US colleges are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely," 8 Mar. 2021 Generally, December to February is cold and snowy—with quite a bit of slush. Travel + Leisure, "Boston Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of snowy

Adjective

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

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“Snowy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowy. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for snowy

snowy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of snowy

: having a lot of snow
: covered in snow
: white like snow

snowy

adjective
\ ˈsnō-ē How to pronounce snowy (audio) \
snowier; snowiest

Kids Definition of snowy

1 : having or covered with snow snowy mountains
2 : white like snow snowy clouds

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