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wintry

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adjective win·try \ˈwin-trē\

Simple Definition of wintry

  • : relating to, happening during, or typical of winter

  • : not cheerful or friendly

Full Definition of wintry

win·tri·erwin·tri·est

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of winter

  2. 2 a :  weathered by or as if by winter :  aged, hoary b :  cheerless, chilling <a wintry greeting>

win·tri·ness play \ˈwin-trē-nəs\ noun

Examples of wintry

  1. a wintry mix of sleet and snow

  2. She gave me a wintry welcome.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wintry

before 12th century

Variants of wintry

also win·tery play \ˈwin-t(ə-)rē\


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