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wintry

adjective win·try \ˈwin-trē\

: relating to, happening during, or typical of winter

: not cheerful or friendly

win·tri·erwin·tri·est

Full Definition of WINTRY

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of winter
2
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\
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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
WINTRINESS Defined for Kids

wintry

adjective win·try \ˈwin-trē\
win·tri·erwin·tri·est

Definition of WINTRY for Kids

1
:  marked by or characteristic of winter <a wintry landscape> <wintry weather>
2
:  not friendly :  cold <a wintry welcome>

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