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

Definition of snowy

1a : composed of snow or melted snow
b : marked by or covered with snow
2a : whitened by snow

Other Words from snowy

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

This is the snowiest winter in years.
Recent Examples on the Web Bayraktar tested it in the snowy mountains of southeastern Anatolia, surveilling the armed rebels of the P.K.K., a Kurdish separatist movement. The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 When Molly Kawahata was growing up, a painting of two lonely figures and barracks set against snowy mountains hung in her childhood home. Victoria Namkung, NBC News, 8 May 2022 In January, Galay was in the snowy Carpathian Mountains offering safety advice for wintertime expeditions. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2022 My maternal grandmother, Teta Sarah, was born on Valentine’s Day in the snowy mountains of Lebanon. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Feb. 2022 Los Angeles Drinks at Coast Beach Cafe and Bar at Shutters on the Beach: Out-of-towners, especially those who visit from snowy climes, like to soak up the SoCal vibes. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 The snowy weather, with temperatures 20 to 25 degrees below normal, came sandwiched between spurts of summery weather. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 Hundreds of American white pelicans are visiting the Iowa River, delighting the city’s residents with their snowy feathers and prominent yellow bills. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge snapped this snowy image while on a family ski vacation in the French Alps. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of snowy

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

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15 May 2022

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More Definitions for snowy


\ 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

Snowy geographical name

Definition of Snowy

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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