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 Americans received a warm, albeit initially stern, reception in the dour, still-wintry atmosphere of the otherwise empty Provideniya Bay airport in the Chukotka District of Russia.
The Briton had envisioned spending this dark wintry night with hundreds of fellow rugby union fans, but instead found himself in an empty car park.
Set artists Charles Gliha and Hubert Wisniewski created believable evocations of the garret shared by Rodolfo and Marcello, the brilliant street and cafe scene of Act Two, and the grim and wintry Barriere de l'Enfer of Act Three.
More scenes of battle, wintry landscapes, and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) riding a horse are edited together.
The wintry scene features an ominous wolf, slightly oversize in scale, but the dead have nothing to fear.
This year the risk was acute because of an early spring that caused vines to bud just as wintry weather returned.
And what’s nicer than coming home from the office on a wintry day to smell a house as a home, or on a sultry summer evening when most of the kitchen cooking heat is trapped in a little electric box on the counter, not bellowing out of the oven?
Television is about to be hit with a blast of cold, wintry chill.
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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
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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