Definition of snowy in English:

snowy

adjective

  • 1Covered with snow.

    ‘snowy mountains’
    • ‘We crept downstairs over warm, underfloor-heated carpets to a blazing fire in the sitting room, a mound of presents underneath the tree and huge windows gazing out on to snowy mountains.’
    • ‘Instead she watched him walk away across the snowy blue mountains.’
    • ‘We could only see the snowy tops of these mountains.’
    • ‘There is a surfeit of snowy peaks only 950 miles west of the Twin Cities.’
    • ‘It's been a long time since I've been to a snowy mountain.’
    • ‘You could live atop a snowy peak with no one but tranquillity to accompany you?’
    • ‘If a pretty, snowy mountain slope is tilted steeply and bereft of trees, it's an avalanche zone.’
    • ‘It winds up through rolling hills with stands of poplar trees, distant views of lakes and snowy mountain peaks strung along the horizon.’
    • ‘Beyond them was a flat snowy pasture, speckled with a few blackened shrubs, and even further away, a dark band between snow and sky, was the huge wall.’
    • ‘There was nothing is sight except the green forests on the bottom of the mountain and the snowy tops.’
    • ‘Arriving at the peak, we scanned the snowy mountains around us.’
    • ‘He was in a sea of pine bushes covering the snowy valley of another mountain strip.’
    • ‘We slogged upwards towards increasingly awe-inspiring views of glaciers, crevasses and snowy peaks.’
    • ‘She was leaning against the wall, staring out over the still snowy landscape.’
    • ‘As I left the den, the sun slowly crept over the snowy mountains.’
    • ‘We took turns enjoying views of the snowy landscape and the parade of beautiful passengers.’
    • ‘They drive across the country to his remote log cabin in snowy mountains, bonding along the way despite their implacably opposed positions in the situation.’
    • ‘They had landed atop a mountain, its snowy peak mere feet above them.’
    • ‘Bucolic vistas of snowy woods and mountains soon give way to sunbathers when, at the end, Thompson swings through the south of France and Barcelona.’
    • ‘She shook her head and looked out at the treeless, snowy landscape.’
    perfectly clean, ultra-clean, pristine, immaculate, shining, shiny, gleaming, spick and span
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    1. 1.1 (of weather or a period of time) characterized by snowfall.
      ‘a snowy January day’
      • ‘It is indeed getting close to the snowy season; it has come early.’
      • ‘Feb 22, 1988: On a snowy, windy, rainy, stormy, day I stay inside and play computer games.’
      • ‘The slow Christmas season owed much to the snowy winter.’
      • ‘It took place in the middle of a New York winter, on a very snowy weekend.’
      • ‘Hot and humid summers mixed with cold and snowy winters equals expanding and contracting pavement.’
      • ‘It was a snowy day in the village of Silver Valley.’
      • ‘However, it must be stated that the majority of Scotland's population do not endure severe, snowy winters.’
      • ‘I experienced a little of his innate paranoia one snowy afternoon last year.’
      • ‘Rainy or snowy weather also affects driver visibility and control of the vehicle.’
      • ‘On one snowy day, a deer suddenly appeared and ran along the construction site.’
      • ‘But one snowy day, Naomi's life was no longer boring and monotonous.’
      • ‘On a cold snowy night where else would you want to be?’
      • ‘Sometimes the tears would freeze on my eyelids from crying all day in the cold, snowy weather.’
      • ‘Even in a state where cold and snowy weather is a way of life, school is occasionally closed because of too much white stuff.’
      • ‘During extremely cold, snowy periods raccoons have been observed sleeping for long periods at a time, but do not hibernate.’
      • ‘Months passed, and the autumn blended into a cold snowy winter.’
      • ‘It was a placid, snowy day around Christmastime in 1916 when I met her.’
      • ‘The climate varies, with cold, snowy winters and warm summers.’
      • ‘The one-night event gives tips on how to bike safely and warmly over the snowy months, winter bike maintenance and parking your steed.’
      • ‘He grabbed the keys for the jeep of the counter and walked outside into the cold snowy weather.’
      cold, chilly, bitter, bleak, raw, wintry, freezing, icy
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    2. 1.2 Of or like snow, especially in being pure white.
      ‘snowy hair’
      • ‘Extended from his back, where the wings began, the snowy white feathers were covered with blood.’
      • ‘The yellow sun is mere inches from disappearing from behind the snow covered mountain peaks that glisten with the snowy white rocks.’
      • ‘I looked down to see his snowy white shoes planted onto the ground.’
      • ‘Young, it is fresh and creamy, with a pure, snowy whiteness.’
      • ‘Women just always look that lovely in their snowy white wedding gown, don't they?’
      • ‘He was identical to the falling boy, except that instead of inky black wings, he had snowy white wings.’
      • ‘However, his long hair was snowy white, his face deathly pale and smooth.’
      • ‘I walk into the enormous entryway of the snowy white, palace-like home.’
      • ‘It's bilious red plume was shot through with small dashes of black, and a tiny white bead formed a snowy tear or decorative pearl at the corner of it's left eye.’
      • ‘An opaque sky of soft blues was joined by clouds of snowy white.’
      • ‘Her dress was pure snowy white, of course, simple and off-the-shoulder.’
      • ‘Her snowy white hair rose like a wedding cake on the crown of her tiny head, every curl lacquered in place with multiple applications of hairspray.’
      • ‘She brought in some favorite furnishings, including a comfortable couch covered with snowy white fabric.’
      • ‘His long snowy white beard, the same color as the fur that covered his body, swayed in the wind as he spoke.’
      • ‘A snowy white runner ran along the length of the hall, stopping beneath an arched window that no doubt provided a splendid view of the city below.’
      • ‘Above them was a castle made of pure, white snowy clouds.’
      • ‘But we've developed the diet and overcome that, so the raw fillet looks very attractive and cooks to a snowy white.’
      • ‘She thought that he had be angry before, but now… His hands gripped the chair until his knuckles had turned snowy white.’
      • ‘She could feel one of the soft, snowy white feathers tickling her shoulder.’
      • ‘Montrose looked down at her fingertips against his snowy white cravat.’
      colourless, unpigmented, undyed, bleached, natural
      snowy-white, grey, silver, silvery, hoary, grizzled
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Pronunciation

snowy

/ˈsnəʊi/