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’
    • ‘The staff on the train were very good and bottles of chilled water were given out.’
    • ‘On market day, the chilled produce goes into large Coleman coolers that are kept closed until we need to replenish supplies.’
    • ‘But there's a way to enjoy those same sweet morsels of chilled, cooked crab in mustard sauce without heading to Florida.’
    • ‘Meat, poultry, dairy, and egg producers, and those selling chilled processed food like egg pasta, have particular challenges in display.’
    • ‘Mix well and serve chilled.’
    • ‘A system of chilled water running throughout the building is used in place of traditional air conditioning.’
    • ‘There's a lightness, a crystalline sparkle and sheer zest about these performances that makes them bubble like chilled champagne.’
    • ‘It's delicious served with summer fruit and chilled white wine.’
    • ‘Each volunteer was then given 15 samples of chilled orange juice, distributed in 5 rows of 3 cups.’
    • ‘It also produces sour cream, butter and chilled, ready-to-serve fruit juices.’
    • ‘This gives them an advantage, especially in the chilled beef market.’
    • ‘It makes a colorful addition to chilled potato salads in summer or a satisfying accompaniment to heartier, wintertime fare such as soups or stews.’
    • ‘Sales growth in Saudi Arabia was driven by the development of emerging subsectors such as fruit yogurt, chilled desserts and flavored milk drinks.’
    • ‘We provide electricity for chilled foods at almost every market.’
    • ‘This is an album about lying on the beach outside Café Del Mar in the late afternoon with a glass of chilled lemonade.’
    • ‘This was excessively cold, but at least this mistake meant the chilled liquid quenched our parched mouths.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dry or sweet, generally speaking, premium sake is best served chilled.’
    • ‘A chilled bottle of beer sits reassuringly on the table.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 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’
    • ‘They have concocted a breezy soundscape that is eminently chilled without the lack of personality the term "chill-out" implies.’
    • ‘Between the full-bodied, rounded sound and the generally chilled mood of the writing and playing, the album has a subdued, reflective tone.’
    • ‘The gently soothing flute arrangements give a vaguely laid-back chilled perspective to the overall process.’
    • ‘Back then I was really chilled.’
    • ‘That jazzy vocal style is just supposed to make you feel chilled.’
    • ‘It's worldly yet urban, chilled yet dancy.’
    • ‘The album is chilled, but ultimately uplifting.’
    • ‘Throughout, tango's chilled swing is never allowed to disappear completely.’
    • ‘The Scottish foursome sound nicely chilled where they used to be, for better or worse, just plain flaky.’
    • ‘Ken's a really chilled, easygoing guy.’
    • ‘I had it easy because Chelsea was very chilled.’
    • ‘It is chilled enough for when the lights go out, and energetic enough for the morning.’
    • ‘The majority of the tracks included remain on the chilled side, with most artists reflecting on the more melodic end of the spectrum.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If it's Monday morning, think chilled; if it's lunchtime, stick to the charts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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

/CHild//tʃɪld/