Definition of ice-cold in English:

ice-cold

adjective

  • 1(especially of a liquid) very cold; as cold as ice.

    ‘there is plenty of ice-cold beer’
    • ‘I completely submerged myself in the ice-cold water, but resurfaced feeling refreshed and quickly dried out.’
    • ‘Some of the shadow cascaded over Sandra, sending an ice-cold chill down her spine.’
    • ‘All you need do then is top up with ice-cold fizzy lemonade, or ginger beer if you prefer.’
    • ‘Toronto has just launched a pioneering project to air-condition downtown office buildings by using ice-cold water from Lake Ontario.’
    • ‘After hours in the desert sun under body armor, the chow-halls insult them with massive ice-cold slabs of non-alcoholic beer.’
    • ‘The bell on the door tinkled and a gust of bitter, ice-cold air blew in, teasing the back of my neck.’
    • ‘An ice-cold glass of cranberry juice makes a tasty, refreshing, and healthful drink on a warm spring day.’
    • ‘They're smooth and refreshing, at their best when served ice-cold.’
    • ‘Before you start whining about the hassle involved, grab an ice-cold lemonade and chill out.’
    • ‘He set the puck aside and took a seat next to Cory, clutching an ice-cold root beer.’
    • ‘You can also feel the ice-cold walls of the Polar Gallery and discover how global warming might affect where you live.’
    • ‘The ice-cold foam swept over their feet sending chills down their spines.’
    • ‘The chill of ice-cold water runs through my fingertips and spreads itself throughout my blood vessels like an incurable disease.’
    • ‘Ayurveda recommends avoiding cold drinks at meals and ice-cold foods in general.’
    • ‘The salty blood was replaced by ice-cold, refreshing cleanliness of the water and his fear subsided.’
    • ‘Time seems to stop as an ice-cold chill of fear runs down my spine.’
    • ‘A long, cold shower provided a quick fix, but after the ice-cold spray, his body still charged with restless energy.’
    • ‘Avoid cold or ice-cold foods, as cold foods and drinks douse the digestive fire and decreases immunity.’
    • ‘We were going to Little Italy and ordering a king-sized pizza pie, and ice-cold beer for everyone.’
    • ‘What could be nicer, however, than supping an ice-cold beer overlooking the harbour on the hottest day of the year?’
    icy, freezing, bitterly cold, glacial, sub-zero, frozen, wintry
    arctic, polar, siberian
    bitter, biting, piercing, raw, cutting, chilly
    refreshing, bracing, invigorating
    chill, frore
    gelid, brumal, rimy, algid
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  • 2Unemotional or dispassionate; unfeeling.

    ‘he is the epitome of ice-cold judgment’
    • ‘There are five kills on the list for this ice-cold murderer, and he's not gonna let his cab driver go home until they're all crossed out.’
    • ‘It was not evil, but cunning and cold, and Jaro new, with ice-cold certainty, that if he saw it in the eye, his soul would be shattered.’
    • ‘They mistake your steely shield for an ice-cold attitude.’
    • ‘Even Daryl Hannah, as the ice-cold assassin Elle Driver, with her eye patch bears more than a passing resemblance to Ford himself.’

Pronunciation:

ice-cold

/ˈˌīs ˈˌkōld/