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
Recent avalanche activity at Hatcher Pass and in the Chugach front range serves as a reminder of the hazards of recreating in the backcountry in wintry conditions.
Mostly shooting in long, slow, hypnotic, wordless takes, Feigelfeld presents us with a painterly parade of mesmerizing tableaux and arresting motifs: skulls, candles, horned beasts, mist wafting across wintry woodland vistas.
Having engineered their escape from the drugs and rigors of Nurse Roberts, cowardly Peter abandons his muddled friend in wintry Cumbria, the isolated lake district of northwestern England — Lear’s wild and storm-ridden heath.
Despite the wintry conditions, Allen's fumble was the only turnover.
Blanchett punctuated her working separates with pops of pale pink, but Letizia took things in a decidedly more wintry direction with pieces that were subtly woven with silver metallic thread.
In autumn, as the city's trees change colors and rain mixes with wintry temperatures, these offer the perfect opportunity to explore local flavor away (or at least covered) from the elements.
But There’s a Giant Catch The beloved Texan creamery has also brought back two more wintry favorites: Peppermint and Peppermint Bark.
The premature winter weather brought with it a wintry mix of emotions on social media.
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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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