wintry

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From Old English wintrig. Also constructed from 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.
    • 1934, Frank Richards, The Magnet, The Bounder's Folly
      He reached the old ruins at last, dim masses of moss-grown masonry in the glimmer of the wintry starlight.
    a wintry remark

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