cold spell

noun

: a period of cold weather
The flowers died during a cold spell.

Examples of cold spell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hot shooting early … but then a cold spell A constant issue with this Kansas team was its inability to take and make 3-pointers. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 23 Mar. 2024 These above-average conditions may mark the start of spring, though another cold spell remains possible. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2024 Utah State surged in front late in the first half while San Jose State endured a cold spell on offense. John Coon, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 As for that cold spell, head coach Jon Scheyer chalked it up to bad luck. The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2024 The lowest air temperatures seen across Wisconsin over this cold spell were around minus 5 to minus 15 with those temperatures scattered throughout the state, according National Weather Service meteorologist John Gagan. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 Aided by that cold spell, FAU used a 15-2 run late in the half to build a 37-18 lead. Tim Reynolds, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2024 According to the Associated Press, Warsaw residents recently received warnings about an upcoming cold spell, which is predicted to bring temperatures as low as 20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 Drivers tend to notice potholes after a cold spell or in the spring, according to AAA. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024

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“Cold spell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold%20spell. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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