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snowless (ˈsnəʊləs) 



  1. without snow

snow (snəʊ Pronunciation for snow



  1. precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere related adjective niveous
  2. a layer of snowflakes on the ground
  3. a fall of such precipitation
  4. anything resembling snow in whiteness, softness, etc
  5. the random pattern of white spots on a television or radar screen, produced by noise in the receiver and occurring when the signal is weak or absent
  6. (slang) cocaine
  7. See carbon dioxide snow


  1. (intransitive; with it as subject) to be the case that snow is falling
  2. (transitive; usually passive, followed by over, under, in, or up) to cover or confine with a heavy fall of snow
  3. often with it as subject to fall or cause to fall as or like snow
  4. (transitive) (US & Canadian, slang) to deceive or overwhelm with elaborate often insincere talk See snow job
  5. See be snowed under

Derived Forms

ˈsnowless adjective
ˈsnowˌlike adjective

Word Origin

Old English snāw; related to Old Norse snjōr, Gothic snaiws, Old High German snēo, Greek nipha

Example Sentences Including 'snowless'

Bushes are blooming in Austria, and skiers at snowless Bosnian resorts are chilling out in hotel pools.
Mail and Guardian (2005)
For many Kashmiris, snowless winter means "Allah is angry with us".
India Today (2003)
The Ministry has indeed proved sound, even in Austria's cold Alpine peaks... so far away from snowless Ibiza.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
Their former general owns a ski lodge and when a snowless winter threatens his livelihood, the pair organise a benefit concert.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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