Sneezy Dwarf

Sneezy dwarf is one of the seven dwarfs from the animated Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. At any time or place, Sneezy can erupt in a sneezing frenzy. When he composes himself and speaks, he often sounds stuffed up, as if he has a cold. 

sneezy in snow white and the seven dwarfs

Sneezy’s Background

Sneezy is a dwarf who is often in the background while Doc leads, Grumpy argues, and Dopey is up to some goofy antics. Then, out of nowhere, Sneezy interrupts with a booming sneeze that grabs everyone’s attention.  

Often, at inopportune times, the other dwarfs jump in to help hold his nose so he doesn’t sneeze and ruin the moment. 

Sneezy Highlights

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Sneezy’s Personality

Although he suffers from bothersome hay fever, Sneezy dwarf is one of the friendliest dwarfs in the group. He appears to like Dopey’s pranks more than the others and participates in many of them. 

His participation maybe because he has experienced the humiliation of being embarrassed regularly because of his forceful sneeze.

Sneezy smiling

Like the names of most of the dwarfs, Sneezy’s name symbolizes his character. He repeatedly sneezes during the film because of his acute hay fever allergy, and his symptoms frequently hinder him from communicating effectively. 

His sneezes have the fury of a hurricane and can blow away anything and everybody in his path. As a result, anytime he feels a sneeze coming on, the other dwarfs quickly cover his mouth with their hands. 

Sneezy’s Physical Appearance

Sneezy Dwarf has a short and stocky body but not as much Doc or Happy. He has a round, tufty white beard extending up to the top of his half-bald head. He stands out from the crowd with a pale complexion, hazel eyes, short black eyebrows, and a swollen red nose. 

Sneezy with his arms behind his back

He wears a light purple tunic with a couple of gold buttons vertically down the chest and orange patches stitched into his elbows in black thread. 

His belt has a gold rectangle outlined clasp, crimson leggings, a pair of sienna medieval-style shoes, and an orange stocking cap topping it all.

Sneezy’s Moments in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The dwarfs are introduced in their diamond mines. Sneezy 7 Dwarfs, along with Grumpy, Bashful, and Happy, are in charge of digging up the diamonds and gems. Sleepy takes the gems to Doc, who puts the desirable ones in bags and discards the useless ones for Dopey to sweep.

Sneezy in the mine listening with his hand to his ear

Doc hears the alarm and tells the other dwarfs to go home. As the dwarfs sing “Heigh-Ho,” Sneezy is sixth in line in front of Dopey as they walk through the forest back home.

The seven dwarfs check their cottage, noticing something is different. Sneezy and Sleepy check the sink and find it empty, so Sneezy tells the others their dishes have been taken, but Happy corrects him and says their dishes are now washed and in the cabinet. 

Sneezy is allergic, and Bashful shows him some flowers. Grumpy and Dopey try to hold his nose so he doesn’t sneeze, making a lot of noise, but it doesn’t help. 

Bashful showing Sneezy flowers he found in the house

He sneezes loudly, scattering his friends across the room. Frustrated, the dwarfs tied his beard in a knot over his nose to keep him quiet.

Upstairs, Sneezy dwarf is the first to compliment Snow White when the dwarves discover her sleeping. Snow White awakens, and as she looks at the dwarfs, she begins guessing their names one by one, naming Sneezy fourth.

Snow White makes their soup, but they must first wash. Sneezy checks the water in the tub by dipping his finger. The water is chilly, and he blubbers.

Dopey and Grumpy holding Sneezy's nose so he doesn't sneeze

After dinner, the seven dwarfs sing “Silly Song” to Snow White, and Sneezy yodels a lengthy verse as Dopey watches.

Dopey jumps on Sneezy’s shoulders with a long cloak during the song. This almost causes him to sneeze, but Dopey avoids it by gripping his nose with his feet, and they blunder on to dance with Snow White. 

To warn his siblings and Snow White of an impending sneeze, Sneezy jitters both his words and actions, looking down the bottom portion of his coat. Suddenly, Sneezy jitters again, inflating the coat, causing Dopey to jump out the top, revealing Sneezy’s joyful face, and everyone laughs.

Happy dwarf tying Sneezy's beard around his nose

Snow White bids each dwarf a good day by kissing them goodbye on their head the following day. Snow White’s kiss stops Sneezy from sneezing.

When the dwarves get home, they discover that the disguised Queen has poisoned the Princess. Dwarfs chase her to a cliff edge, and a boulder crushes her that she intends to throw at the dwarfs.

7 Dwarfs Sneezy is depicted softly grieving with Bashful and Sleepy. When the gorgeous Prince approaches, the dwarfs divide to allow him to walk to Snow White. 

Sneezy leaning on Dopey as the dwarfs sleep

He kisses her, shattering the Sleeping Death’s influence. Sneezy is the second to notice her awakening. Snow White kisses each dwarf on the head before leaving with the Prince, kissing Sneezy fourth.

Film and Show Appearances

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
  • Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
  • Teacher’s Pet (cameo)
  • The Lion King 1 1/2 (cameo)
  • Mickey’s House of Villains
  • Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers (cameo)
  • The Standard Parade
  • Seven Wise Dwarves
  • All Together
  • The Winged Scourge
  • Walt Disney anthology series
  • House of Mouse 
  • Once Upon a Time (live-action)
  • The 7D
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (video game)
  • Disney Princess (videos game)
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (video game)
  • Kingdom Hearts X (video game)
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (video game)
  • Hidden Worlds (video game)
  • Disney Magical World (video game)
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms (video game)
  • Disney Emoji Blitz (video game)
  • Disney Sorcerer’s Arena
Sneezy bent over sneezing and blowing away the other dwarfs

Sneezy Quotes

“Sink’s empty. Hey, someone stole our dishes!”
“Don’t do it. My nose. My hayfever. You know that I can’t stand it.”
“Aww, thanks!”
“I couldn’t help it. I can’t tell. When you gotta, you gotta.”
“She’s mighty purty!”
“Was it hard to do?”
“Was he big and tall?”
“She’s mighty mean!”

Sneezy Fun Facts

  • Billy Gilbert perfected an extended, forceful sneeze technique that became his recognizable signature sound. He was the inspiration and voice actor for the Sneezy dwarf in the Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
  • In Italian, Sneezy is called Eolo.
  • Sneezy is one of the only dwarfs with allergies. 
  • Sneezy enjoys yodeling, dancing, and mining when his hay fever does not overcome him. 
  • Sneezy doesn’t like cold water or flowers because of his allergies.
  • Walt Disney first introduced Sneezy as having hay fever, “This funny face is Sneezy, he has hay fever.”

To see a complete list of the 7 dwarfs names, view our dwarfs list post, and be sure to visit our cartoon characters page to find more of your favorite characters and Disney characters

Jump to Sneezy’s fellow dwarf pages to learn more about Happy dwarf, Doc dwarf, Grumpy dwarfDopey dwarf, Bashful dwarf, and Sleepy dwarf.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

Editor In Chief / Founder

Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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