wintry

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adjective win·try \ˈwin-trē\

Definition of wintry

wintrier

wintriest

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of winter

  2. 2 a :  weathered by or as if by winter :  aged, hoary b :  cheerless, chilling <a wintry greeting>

wintriness

play \ˈwin-trē-nəs\ noun

Examples of wintry in a sentence

  1. a wintry mix of sleet and snow

  2. She gave me a wintry welcome.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wintry

before 12th century

Variants of wintry

less commonly

wintery

play \ˈwin-t(ə-)rē\

WINTRY Defined for English Language Learners

wintry

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adjective win·try \ˈwin-trē\

Definition of wintry for English Language Learners

  • : relating to, happening during, or typical of winter

  • : not cheerful or friendly


WINTRY Defined for Kids

wintry

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adjective win·try \ˈwin-trē\

Definition of wintry for Students

wintrier

wintriest

  1. 1 :  marked by or characteristic of winter <a wintry landscape> <wintry weather>

  2. 2 :  not friendly :  cold <a wintry welcome>



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