chilly

play
adjective \ˈchi-lē\

Definition of chilly

chillier

;

chilliest

  1. 1 :  noticeably cold :  chilling a chilly day

  2. 2 :  unpleasantly affected by cold chilly spectators

  3. 3 :  lacking warmth of feeling :  unfriendly a chilly reception

  4. 4 :  tending to arouse fear or apprehension chilly suspicions

chillily

play \ˈchi-lə-lē\ adverb

chilliness

play \ˈchi-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of chilly in a Sentence

  1. It's a little chilly outside.

  2. You must be chilly without a coat on.

  3. They gave him a chilly reception.

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First Known Use of chilly

1570


CHILLY Defined for English Language Learners

chilly

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adjective

Definition of chilly for English Language Learners

  • : noticeably cold

  • : feeling cold

  • : noticeably unfriendly


CHILLY Defined for Kids

chilly

play
adjective \ˈchi-lē\

Definition of chilly for Students

chillier

;

chilliest

  1. :  noticeably cold a chilly morning



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