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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪnt(ə)ɹɪ/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) enPR: ʹwĭnt(ə-)rē, IPA(key): /ˈwɪnt(ə)ɹi/, [ˈwɪɾ̃(ə)ɹi]
- Rhymes: -ɪntɹi
- Hyphenation: win‧try
- Suggestive or characteristic of winter; cold, stormy.
- wintry weather
- 1842 December – 1844 July, Charles Dickens, chapter 3, in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman and Hall, […], published 1844, →OCLC, page 19:
- A faded, and an ancient dragon he was; and many a wintry storm of rain, snow, sleet, and hail, had changed his colour from a gaudy blue to a faint lack-lustre shade of gray.
- (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.
- Aged, white-haired.
- Chilling, cheerless.
- a wintry remark
- 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.
suggestive or characteristic of winter; cold, stormy
- “wintry”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967