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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English snowy, snawy, from Old English snāwiġ, equivalent to snow +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /snəʊi/
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AdjectiveEdit

snowy (comparative snowier, superlative snowiest)

  1. Marked by snow, characterized by snow.
    snowy day
  2. Covered with snow, snow-covered, besnowed.
    snowy hillside
  3. Snow-white in color, white as snow.
    Synonym: niveous

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NounEdit

snowy (plural snowies)

  1. (informal) Synonym of snowy owl
    • 2010, Elaine Landau, Snowy Owls: Hunters of the Snow and Ice:
      Adult male snowies are nearly white. They become whiter as they get older. Female birds are usually white with narrow black or brown bars and spots. Young snowies are darker than the adults, and they have heavier markings.

Further readingEdit

  • snowy at OneLook Dictionary Search

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English snāwiġ; equivalent to snow +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Early ME, Northen NE) IPA(key): /ˈsnɑu̯iː/
  • IPA(key): /ˈsnɔu̯iː/

AdjectiveEdit

snowy

  1. snowy (resembling snow in temperature or colour)

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