Examples of icy in a Sentence
an icy drink that was especially refreshing on that hot afternoon
she wondered why the salesclerk at the boutique had given her an icy glare
Recent Examples of icy from the Web
In other places, drivers negotiate serpentine canyon roads with knee-high guardrails or streets icy enough to host a Florida Panthers game.
A dead spacecraft carrying stowaway microbes could contaminate icy Enceladus, a moon Cassini showed us has a salty ocean and the potential for life.
My blood pressure was plummeting and my skin was icy cold.
Many of the wights fall into the icy water, and the rest are separated from the men.
Which is not entirely surprising: The truth Jon is telling, after all, involves murderous zombies rising from the north’s icy wastelands to attack the warm humans of the south and win them over for the army of the dead.
From the painful reshoots of D.C.’s Justice League to the icy torture of The Revenant to the classic drama of Cleopatra, here are 15 movies that were beyond difficult to make.
Onto the truck went the washer, the dryer and the deep freezer that dripped a trail of icy water.
One suggests a rocky or icy core forms first, and that this core then attracts gas to form the thick atmosphere characteristic of a gas giant.
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First Known Use of icy
before 12th century
Synonymsalgid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, ice-cold, cold, nipping, nippy, numbing, polar, shivery, snappy, wintry (also wintery)
Antonymsardent, blazing, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, glowing, hot, igneous, molten, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, seething, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, warming, white-hot
Related Wordscryogenic, subfreezing, subzero, ultracold; cutting, keen, penetrating, piercing, sharp; bracing, brisk, crisp, invigorating, rigorous; chilled, cooled, frosted, frozen, iced, refrigerated, unheated
Near Antonymslukewarm, tepid; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, equatorial, muggy, steamy, summery, tropical
ICY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of icy for English Language Learners
: covered with ice
: very cold
: not friendly or kind
ICY Defined for Kids
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