Definition of chilled in US English:

chilled

adjective

  • 1(of food or drink) cooled in a refrigerator.

    ‘a glass of chilled white wine’
    ‘chilled artichoke soup’
    • ‘It makes a colorful addition to chilled potato salads in summer or a satisfying accompaniment to heartier, wintertime fare such as soups or stews.’
    • ‘Each volunteer was then given 15 samples of chilled orange juice, distributed in 5 rows of 3 cups.’
    • ‘We ordered food and chilled coffees and watched life pass by through the cafe's open facade - the passersby seemed framed like on a TV screen, we remarked.’
    • ‘This was excessively cold, but at least this mistake meant the chilled liquid quenched our parched mouths.’
    • ‘A chilled bottle of beer sits reassuringly on the table.’
    • ‘There's a lightness, a crystalline sparkle and sheer zest about these performances that makes them bubble like chilled champagne.’
    • ‘A system of chilled water running throughout the building is used in place of traditional air conditioning.’
    • ‘The staff on the train were very good and bottles of chilled water were given out.’
    • ‘This gives them an advantage, especially in the chilled beef market.’
    • ‘But there's a way to enjoy those same sweet morsels of chilled, cooked crab in mustard sauce without heading to Florida.’
    • ‘It also produces sour cream, butter and chilled, ready-to-serve fruit juices.’
    • ‘Meat, poultry, dairy, and egg producers, and those selling chilled processed food like egg pasta, have particular challenges in display.’
    • ‘It's delicious served with summer fruit and chilled white wine.’
    • ‘On market day, the chilled produce goes into large Coleman coolers that are kept closed until we need to replenish supplies.’
    • ‘Dry or sweet, generally speaking, premium sake is best served chilled.’
    • ‘This is an album about lying on the beach outside Café Del Mar in the late afternoon with a glass of chilled lemonade.’
    • ‘Mix well and serve chilled.’
    • ‘Maybe you've eased into an elegant dinner with a bowl of chilled lychee soup or lingered over a delicious dessert of lychee ice cream.’
    • ‘We provide electricity for chilled foods at almost every market.’
    • ‘Sales growth in Saudi Arabia was driven by the development of emerging subsectors such as fruit yogurt, chilled desserts and flavored milk drinks.’
  • 2informal Very relaxed.

    ‘by Sunday evening I'm usually feeling pretty chilled’
    ‘the chilled atmosphere makes this a great way to enjoy some typical French cuisine’
    • ‘Ken's a really chilled, easygoing guy.’
    • ‘The majority of the tracks included remain on the chilled side, with most artists reflecting on the more melodic end of the spectrum.’
    • ‘Back then I was really chilled.’
    • ‘It's worldly yet urban, chilled yet dancy.’
    • ‘That jazzy vocal style is just supposed to make you feel chilled.’
    • ‘Greenwich, itself, is a really cool place to hang out in, particularly at night, feeling a little more chilled and relaxed than the hustle and bustle of the city centre.’
    • ‘This debut EP features six cuts and is sure to appeal to all those who love their music chilled to the point of sublime down-tempo sophistication.’
    • ‘The Scottish foursome sound nicely chilled where they used to be, for better or worse, just plain flaky.’
    • ‘At times noJazz can be as slick and sexy as Gilles Peterson's mix sets, as chilled and elegant as Bob James' Touchdown-era smooth-jazz or as provocative and intriguing as Miles Davis' '80s high points.’
    • ‘Between the full-bodied, rounded sound and the generally chilled mood of the writing and playing, the album has a subdued, reflective tone.’
    • ‘It is chilled enough for when the lights go out, and energetic enough for the morning.’
    • ‘If it's Monday morning, think chilled; if it's lunchtime, stick to the charts.’
    • ‘The gently soothing flute arrangements give a vaguely laid-back chilled perspective to the overall process.’
    • ‘She was chilled about the whole thing and explained that all I had to do was choose the order of the music and the tempo, talk to the musicians (or my "Jazz Boys" as they are now known) and all would be cool.’
    • ‘I had it easy because Chelsea was very chilled.’
    • ‘Throughout, tango's chilled swing is never allowed to disappear completely.’
    • ‘You've just returned from a fantastic skiing holiday, feeling chilled and refreshed - the only worry on the horizon the fact that you have to go back to work the next day.’
    • ‘The album is chilled, but ultimately uplifting.’
    • ‘They have concocted a breezy soundscape that is eminently chilled without the lack of personality the term "chill-out" implies.’
    relaxed, at ease, easy-going, equable, free and easy, easy, casual, informal, friendly, nonchalant, insouciant, unexcitable, imperturbable, unemotional, unruffled, blasé, blithe, cool, collected, cool, calm, and collected, calm, composed, self-possessed, level-headed, self-controlled, unperturbed, unflustered, unworried, unconcerned, placid, peaceful, tranquil, serene, low-key, understated, downbeat
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Pronunciation

chilled

/tʃɪld//CHild/