Definition of chilly
chillilyplay \ˈchi-lə-lē\ adverb
chillinessplay \ˈchi-lē-nəs\ noun
Examples of chilly in a Sentence
It's a little chilly outside.
You must be chilly without a coat on.
They gave him a chilly reception.
Recent Examples of chilly from the Web
At these depths, the pressure is enormous and temperatures average a chilly 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
Almost 500 Gladstone residents braved chilly temperatures May 20 to honor area veterans during a ceremony in the town’s main square while children enjoyed outdoor exercise with their families.
The nation of just more than 336,000 chilly souls, fewer than in Arlington, supports three major music festivals — Iceland Airwaves, Secret Solstice, the Reykjavik Jazz Festival — that attract American and international performers and concertgoers.
The hall is large and chilly, the scene is otherworldly, a haphazard zoo suspended in time, bald eagles perched beside African lions reclining beside wild turkeys standing beside trunkfish swimming alongside cape buffalo and snow leopards.
On that chilly February morning, Southwest Portland's Shirlee Robertson filled a Thermos with coffee, put her 12-year-old daughter in the car, and headed to Goldendale to be among the eclipse-watchers.
Chloe makes an appointment, and quickly learns that Louis is quite the opposite of Paul — as foreshadowed by the fake plant in his waiting room (unlike Paul's real one) and the chilly modern décor of his office, all sharp edges and sleek surfaces.
That means that rises in ocean temperature are felt more keenly there, despite the overall chilly atmosphere.
With longtime techno producer Beaumont Hannant in tow, her cabaret dance pop marks the same territory as Madonna's Ray of Light, but with a less chilly approach and none of the self-righteous armchair spirituality.
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First Known Use of chilly
CHILLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chilly for English Language Learners
: noticeably cold
: feeling cold
: noticeably unfriendly
CHILLY Defined for Kids
Definition of chilly for Students
: noticeably cold a chilly morning
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