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Definition of icy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (icier, iciest)
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  1. 1very cold synonym freezing icy winds/water My feet were icy cold. The door opened and an icy blast of wind swept through the room.
  2. 2covered with ice icy roads There will be overnight frost, with the risk of icy patches forming on the roads.
  3. 3(of a person's voice, manner, etc.) not friendly or kind; showing feelings of dislike or anger My eyes met his icy gaze. see also icily
noun [uncountable] Erika had the same iciness as her mother.
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