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



    BrE BrE//ˈwɪntri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntri//
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  1. 1typical of winter; cold wintry weather a wintry landscape wintry showers (= of snow)
  2. 2not friendly synonym frosty a wintry smile
  3. Word OriginOld English wintrig (see winter, -y).Extra examples It was a cold wintry morning. She gazed out at the wintry landscape. The weather will turn wintry over the next few days. Their breath steamed in the wintry air. There will still be one or two wintry showers around.
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