Examples of wintry in a Sentence
a wintry mix of sleet and snow
She gave me a wintry welcome.
Recent Examples of wintry from the Web
Mother Nature may disrupt your travel plans, with at least two messy, wintry storms en route.
School closures in New Orleans area due to expected wintry weather: See full list Various school districts in the New Orleans area announced closures for Friday (Dec. 8) because of the potential for icy roads during the morning travel time.
It's been a wintry December in Alabama, where Christmas is celebrated with a love and passion for the season and with lots of generosity.
During the holidays, a brew of spiced tea such as chai, or any blend with warm flavors such as cinnamon, ginger or a wintry peppermint, gives you the essence of the season on top of all that.
But warming is forcing athletes to hunt farther from home for wintry conditions, particularly just months away from an Olympics.
Northern France was the region most affected by the snow and wintry weather, with 20,000 homes without electricity.
Unusually wintry weather blanketed the U.S. South from Alabama to parts of Texas, with Corpus Christi, Texas, getting more than four inches of snow, according to Accuweather.
Deal has taken few chances after the poor communication and slow government response to the 2014 ice storm that transformed a dusting of wintry weather into an embarrassing debacle for Georgia.
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First Known Use of wintry
before 12th century
Synonymsalgid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, ice-cold, icy, nipping, nippy, numbing, polar, shivery, snappy, cold (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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Definition of wintry for Students
- a wintry landscape
- wintry weather
- a wintry welcome
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