frosty

adjective
\ ˈfrȯ-stē How to pronounce frosty (audio) \
frostier; frostiest

Definition of frosty

1a : attended with or producing frost : freezing
b : briskly cold : chilly
2 : covered or appearing as if covered with frost : hoary a man of 65, with frosty eyebrows and hair— Nan Robertson
3 : marked by coolness or extreme reserve in manner his smile was distinctly frosty— Erle Stanley Gardner

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Other Words from frosty

frostily \ ˈfrȯ-​stə-​lē How to pronounce frostily (audio) \ adverb
frostiness \ ˈfrȯ-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce frostiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of frosty in a Sentence

We received a frosty welcome. a frosty autumn that was a sign of the brutal winter that followed
Recent Examples on the Web Fall’s frosty temperatures have left many of us with a ghostly-looking complexion, and now our days of radiant healthy-looking skin are haunting us. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "5 New Beauty Products That Will Have Your Skin Glowing Insane," 14 Nov. 2019 The narrative arc of the sisters’ journey north is buried in whole snowdrifts of backstory about the past colonial sins of Anna and Elsa’s frosty kingdom. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Frozen II Is an Enchanted Quest for Sequel Money," 14 Nov. 2019 The elves are busy preparing the traditional frosty kitchen menu and the bakers are promising home-baked goods in abundance. courant.com, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 4 Nov. 2019 Yunus, who now travels extensively across the world to promote social business, has faced several investigations by the government of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has frosty relations with him. Washington Post, "Bangladesh grants bail to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus," 3 Nov. 2019 That American commandos embarked from northern Iraq, 700km from their target, instead of an airbase in southern Turkey, is a sign of how frosty relations are between the two NATO allies. The Economist, "Islamic State after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," 2 Nov. 2019 Previously very frosty relations between the countries have considerably thawed in recent years, particularly where sport has been concerned. SI.com, "North Korea & South Korea Draw 0-0 in Landmark World Cup Qualifier in Pyongyang," 15 Oct. 2019 The bite typically continues until the first frosty nights of November, which chill the surface and send the shad deep, taking the bass bonanza with them. Frank Sargeant, al, "Fry-size shad provide tasty treat for bass and anglers," 15 Sep. 2019 Our first snow of the year today Happy to see frosty waking up from his long summer’s nap #KeystoneKickoff #SeizeTheSeason pic.twitter.com/kL71XPZ9io Beautiful dusting of snow on @LovelandSkiArea. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "First snow of the season dusts Colorado high country," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of frosty

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of frosty was before the 12th century

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frosty

adjective
How to pronounce frosty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of frosty

: cold enough to produce frost
: covered with frost
: unfriendly or cold

frosty

adjective
\ ˈfrȯ-stē How to pronounce frosty (audio) \
frostier; frostiest

Kids Definition of frosty

1 : covered with frost a frosty window
2 : cold enough to produce frost a frosty evening

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