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
The festival brought in thousands of attendees despite chilly, wintry weather.
Kansas City should be getting back to those temperatures by Tuesday, but in the meantime, there's more wintry weather to come.
Even with bad weather there are still ways to keep the body and mind active on a wintry day.
The current pattern of wintry weather is set to continue until around the middle of April, but the end is in sight.
The Truck race completed only 23 laps Saturday before wintry weather forced the postponement.
Those burgeoning flowers in your front yard may be dampened by snow — as the first day of spring promises wintry weather instead of warmer temperatures.
State Police communication system is so antiquated that troop sergeants were tracking simultaneous crashes on paper last week when the wintry weather wreaked havoc on the state's highways.
All that in a lightweight jacket that actually keeps you warm in wintry weather.
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First Known Use of wintry
before 12th century
ardent, 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;
WINTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wintry for English Language Learners
: relating to, happening during, or typical of winter
: not cheerful or friendly
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