adjective \ˈwin-trē\

: relating to, happening during, or typical of winter

: not cheerful or friendly


Full Definition of WINTRY

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of winter
a :  weathered by or as if by winter :  aged, hoary
b :  cheerless, chilling <a wintry greeting>
win·tri·ness \ˈwin-trē-nəs\ noun

Variants of WINTRY

win·try also win·tery \ˈwin-t(ə-)rē\

Examples of WINTRY

  1. a wintry mix of sleet and snow
  2. She gave me a wintry welcome.

First Known Use of WINTRY

before 12th century


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