: extremely cold

Examples of ice-cold in a Sentence

ice-cold hands from hours spent shoveling snow
Recent Examples on the Web The high-top design helps stabilize your ankles, which provides a little extra coverage for cooler summer nights or ice-cold airplanes. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Temperatures hit the 80s by midday, with visitors trying to keep cool under hats and umbrellas, while sipping ice-cold lemonades. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2024 Humor has never been Honoré’s forte and most of the jokes here land with an indifferent thud — except in one scene where Deneuve visits Marcello’s old apartment and acts like a total ice-cold diva, dissing the new owner for his poor taste in interior design. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Gray Twist-to-Sip Water Bottle: Savor every last drop of an ice-cold beverage with the twist-to-sip lid on this light gray water bottle. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2024 Post-hike, grab an ice-cold beer at one or more of the breweries on the Denver Beer Trail, including Great Divide Brewing Co. and Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 9 May 2024 While you may be tempted to reach for an ice-cold beer with all these foods, try a Barossa Shiraz with bold, ripe fruit or South African Pinotage, whose smoky and earthy notes are perfect with a touch of spice. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2024 Food and Recipes Drinks Because Southerners always need ice-cold sweet tea at the ready. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 23 Apr. 2024 The milk tea was served ice-cold and combined with fen yuan, a traditional Taiwanese dessert made with ice, sugar, and small, sweet tapioca balls, also known as pearls or bubbles. Discover Magazine, 23 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice-cold was before the 12th century

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“Ice-cold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice-cold. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: very cold

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