snowier; snowiest
: composed of snow or melted snow
: marked by or covered with snow
: whitened by snow
snowily adverb
snowiness noun

Examples of snowy in a Sentence

This is the snowiest winter in years.
Recent Examples on the Web The 10-second post gives you all the details on creating them to decorate your windows, tree, or any other spot that needs a snowy touch. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 The accompanying video features the beloved Lover house decorated for the holidays among a snowy landscape, before the new merch items are shown, including ornaments, pajamas, mugs, pillows, sweatshirts, scrapbooks and more. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 13 Nov. 2023 Set in the snowy, unforgiving beauty of Iceland in winter, this show’s narrative background is no less bleak: Ronson’s guests have been summoned to discuss the end of the world, and to be shown how the rich are preparing. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 Meteorologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the agency's annual snowfall predictions, which may cause some in the country's less snowy regions to dust off their shovels. Michael Lee, Fox News, 12 Nov. 2023 El Niño typically favors a less-active, west-to-east storm track across the northern US, but the Northeast will still be prone to snowy nor’easters. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 19 Oct. 2023 However, moving to the Alps’ snowy peaks to escape the unpredictability of climate change is increasingly becoming a risky bet. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 7 Nov. 2023 After last winter’s minuscule 0.4 inches of snow in Washington — the city’s third least snowy winter on record — initial outlooks are calling for significantly more of the white stuff this coming winter as well as dramatic swings in temperature. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 August fog means a snowy winter, and low beehives portend a blizzard. Corey Buhay, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowy was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Snowy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


snowier; snowiest
: marked by or covered with snow
a snowy day
snowy mountaintops
: whitened by or as if by snow
an orchard snowy with apple blossoms

Geographical Definition


geographical name

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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