snowy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /snəʊi/
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Adjective[edit]

snowy (comparative snowier, superlative snowiest)

  1. Marked by snow, characterized by snow.
    snowy day
  2. Covered with snow, snow-covered, besnowed.
    snowy hillside
    • 1960 December, Voyageur, “The Mountain Railways of the Bernese Oberland”, in Trains Illustrated, page 752:
      So we continue climbing to the saddle of the Kleine Scheidegg, where ahead there comes into view the wide expanse of the Grindelwald valley, backed by the snowy crown of the Wetterhorn.
  3. Snow-white in color, white as snow.
    Synonym: niveous
    • 1873, Ramsay, Grace, A Salon in the Last Days of the Empire, and Other Sketches[1], London: Richard Bentley and Son, page 4:
      A man got up in all the outward trappings of a gentleman: an extensive display of snowy linen, unimpeachable tailoring, ganté, botté, in perfection; nothing overdone.

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Translations[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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 reading[edit]

  • snowy at OneLook Dictionary Search

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

snowy

  1. snowy (resembling snow in temperature or colour)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: snowy
  • Scots: snawy

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sen +‎ -owy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsnɔ.vɨ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔvɨ
  • Syllabification: sno‧wy

Adjective[edit]

snowy (not comparable)

  1. (rare, relational) dream; oneiric (of or pertaining to dreams)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • snowy in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • snowy in Polish dictionaries at PWN