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
From Massachusetts to Connecticut to Maine, surging ocean tides and winds gusts of more than 70 mph slammed into New England, flooding streets in Boston with icy cold water.
And at least one prominent outdoor event, the annual polar bear plunge into the icy waters of Lake Erie, was canceled.
After months of embarrassing failures, Washington ordered thousands of troops to stealthily cross the icy waters under cover of darkness.
The football field-size CCGS Amundsen, breaking through the icy waters of the Northwest Passage, came to a halt.
To get pledges, ask a friend or family member to dare you to go into the icy waters.
Desch and Marc Neveu, both at Arizona State University, model cryovolcanism on icy worlds.
That’s always my immediate desire—along with a nice big glass of icy cold water.
Both worlds might also boast the same strange phenomenon: icy volcanoes spouting frigid lava.
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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
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