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
Waders are needed to enter the river at low flow because of the chilly water.
In his second, the chilly welcome intensified before another infield ground out.
Or for an actor to douse himself with ice-cold water every night, as Brando did when playing a murderer who emerged from a chilly lake.
Again, hundreds of people came out to watch the move, which happened on a chilly December morning.
If all goes to plan, this week, World View workers will unfurl the balloon in the chilly, predawn air, laying it carefully on a protective tarp at a desert site about 40 kilometers south of Tucson.
Under chilly but sunny skies, the Milpitas Farmers’ Market drew people to the Great Mall on Sunday to purchase fresh produce, flowers and help local farmers.
At these depths, the pressure is enormous and temperatures average a chilly 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
This year she was greeted with a chilly, gray, and rainy day.
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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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