Definition of icy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈaɪsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪsi//
    (icier, iciest) Describing unpleasant traits
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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 See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
  4. Extra examples An icy wind blew through the city. The car skidded on the icy road. the icy wastes of the Russian Steppes The water was icy cold.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: icy