wintry

[ win-tree ]
/ ˈwɪn tri /
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adjective, win·tri·er, win·tri·est.

of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies.
resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc.: We had wintry weather well into May last year.
suggestive of winter, as in lack of warmth or cheer: a wintry manner.

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Also win·ter·y [win-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˈwɪn tə ri, -tri/ .

Origin of wintry

First recorded before 900; Old English wintrig (not recorded in Middle English ); see winter, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM wintry

win·tri·ly, adverbwin·tri·ness, nounun·win·try, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wintry

wintry

wintery (ˈwɪntərɪ, -trɪ) or less commonly winterly

/ (ˈwɪntrɪ) /

adjective -trier or -triest

(esp of weather) of or characteristic of winter
lacking cheer or warmth; bleak

Derived forms of wintry

wintrily, adverbwintriness, winteriness or rare winterliness, noun
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