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ˈwɪn triwin·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wintry, winteryadjective

    characteristic of or occurring in winter

    "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"

  2. frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintryadjective

    devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"


  1. wintryadjective

    suggestive or characteristic of winter; cold, stormy

  2. wintryadjective

    aged, white(-haired etc.)

  3. wintryadjective

    chilling, cheerless

  4. Etymology: contraction of winter + -y

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wintryadjective

    Brumal; hyemal.

    Etymology: from Winter.

    He saw the Trojan fleet dispers’d, distress’d
    By stormy winds, and wintry heav’n oppress’d. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wintryadjective

    suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery

  2. Etymology: [AS. wintrig.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wintry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wintry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wintry in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Thiem:

    These different types of wintry precipitation are very sensitive to small changes, a change of just a degree or two can mean the difference from relatively harmless rainfall to very impactful ice and snow accumulations.

  2. Shuabu Lawal:

    A boy ran into my shop and said his father and elder brother had been shot. He was only wearing shorts, no top and sweating despite the wintry weather. I shut down my shop immediately, leaving some items outside.

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