win·try || 'wɪntrɪ adj. resembling winter (i.e. cold, rainy, snowy, stormy, etc.); gloomy, cheerless

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  • wintry — also wintery adjective (wintrier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of winter 2. a. weathered by or as if by winter ; aged, hoary b. cheerless, chilling < a wintry greeting > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wintry — wintrily, adv. wintriness, n. /win tree/, adj., wintrier, wintriest. 1. of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies. 2. resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc.: We had wintry weather well into May last… …   Universalium

  • wintry — (also wintery) adjective (wintrier, wintriest) characteristic of winter, especially in being very cold or bleak. Derivatives wintrily adverb wintriness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • wintry — UK [ˈwɪntrɪ] / US adjective Word forms wintry : adjective wintry comparative wintrier superlative wintriest 1) a) cold and typical of winter a cold wintry night the wintry landscape b) wintry sunlight is pale, and produces little warmth 2)… …   English dictionary

  • wintry — /ˈwɪntri/ (say wintree) adjective (wintrier, wintriest) 1. of or characteristic of winter. 2. having the season, storminess, or cold of winter. 3. suggestive of winter, as in lack of warmth or cheer. Also, wintery, winterly. {wint(e)r + y1}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wintry — (also wintery) ► ADJECTIVE (wintrier, wintriest) ▪ characteristic of winter, especially in being very cold or bleak …   English terms dictionary

  • wintry — [win′tər ē, win′trēwin′trē] adj. wintrier, wintriest of or like winter; cold, bleak, etc. [a wintry day, a wintry stare]: also wintery [win′tər ē, win′trē] wintrily [win′trə lē] adv. wintriness [win′trē nis] n …   English World dictionary

  • wintry — adj. (also wintery) (; wintrier, wintriest) 1 characteristic of winter (wintry weather; a wintry sun; a wintry landscape). 2 (of a smile, greeting, etc.) lacking warmth or enthusiasm. Derivatives: wintrily adv. wintriness n. Etymology: OE wintrig …   Useful english dictionary

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