chilly

[ chil-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪl i /

adjective, chill·i·er, chill·i·est.

mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; chill: a chilly breeze.
feeling cold; sensitive to cold: Her hands were chilly.
without warmth of feeling; cool: a chilly reply.
producing or likely to produce a feeling of fear; frightening: He told a chilly story of ghosts and murder.

adverb

Also chill·i·ly. in a chill manner: The wind blew chilly.

Origin of chilly

First recorded in 1560–70; chill + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM chilly

chill·i·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chilly

Chile chili chilly

synonym study for chilly

1. See cold.
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British Dictionary definitions for chilly

chilly
/ (ˈtʃɪlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

causing or feeling cool or moderately cold
without warmth; unfriendly
(of people) sensitive to cold

Derived forms of chilly

chilliness, noun
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