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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.


  1. wintry

    Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate climates. It occurs after autumn and before spring. The tilt of Earth's axis causes seasons; winter occurs when a hemisphere is oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter brings snow and freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the Sun's elevation with respect to the North or South Pole is at its most negative value; that is, the Sun is at its farthest below the horizon as measured from the pole. The day on which this occurs has the shortest day and the longest night, with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The earliest sunset and latest sunrise dates outside the polar regions differ from the date of the winter solstice and depend on latitude. They differ due to the variation in the solar day throughout the year caused by the Earth's elliptical orbit (see: earliest and latest sunrise and sunset).


  1. wintry

    Wintry refers to characteristics or conditions that are typical of winter, such as cold weather, snow, or frost. It can also describe a situation, mood, or atmosphere that is bleak or gloomy, similar to a winter's day.

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. 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.

  2. 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.

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    • A. lacerate
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