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/
  • (file)

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
  3. Snow-white in color, white as snow.
    Synonym: niveous

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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)

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sen +‎ -owy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

snowy m (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Of or pertaining to dreams (imaginary events seen while sleeping)

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Further reading[edit]

  • snowy in Polish dictionaries at PWN