wintry

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contraction of winter + -y

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wintry (comparative wintrier, superlative wintriest)

  1. Suggestive or characteristic of winter; cold, stormy.
    wintry weather
  2. Of precipitation, containing sleet or snow.
    It will be cloudy overnight, with outbreaks of heavy rain at times. The rain may turn wintry over higher ground.
  3. Aged, white-haired.
  4. Chilling, cheerless.
    a wintry remark

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967