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  1. of, relating to, or occurring in winter; hibernal.
  2. wintry.
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Origin of winterly

before 1000; Old English winterlīc (not recorded in ME); see winter, -ly
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Examples from the Web for winterly

Historical Examples

  • Vali was the son of Odin and Rind, a giantess, whose name means the winterly earth, so that clearly Vali comes at midwinter.

    The Heroes of Asgard

    Annie Keary

  • She has made a winterly summer a most delightful one, but the winter itself we must spend without her.

  • From the foot of the ruin the valley sinks abruptly down toward the northwest, where it has quite a winterly aspect.

  • Burning to meet the enemy, it endured with much patience the misery of a winterly retreat from overwhelming odds.

  • Several weeks passed away, and the weather began to grow cold and winterly.