icy

play
adjective \ˈī-sē\

Definition of icy

icier

;

iciest

  1. 1a :  covered with, abounding in, or consisting of iceb :  intensely cold

  2. 2 :  characterized by coldness :  frigid an icy stare; also :  steely icy nerves

icily

play \ˈī-sə-lē\ adverb

iciness

play \ˈī-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of icy in a sentence

  1. an icy drink that was especially refreshing on that hot afternoon

  2. she wondered why the salesclerk at the boutique had given her an icy glare

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of icy

before 12th century



ICY Defined for English Language Learners

icy

play
adjective \ˈī-sē\

Definition of icy for English Language Learners

  • : covered with ice

  • : very cold

  • : not friendly or kind


ICY Defined for Kids

icy

play
adjective \ˈī-sē\

Definition of icy for Students

icier

;

iciest

  1. 1 :  covered with, full of, or being ice icy roads

  2. 2 :  very cold an icy wind

  3. 3 :  unfriendly 1 an icy look

icily

\ˈī-sə-lē\ adverb


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