Definition of icily in US English:



  • See icy

    • ‘After we had changed over from the overheating bus, and settled into the new one, the passengers went back into that half dead icily detached gaze that they do.’
    • ‘‘You won a few seats in the European elections under a system of proportional representation,’ Mr Redwood replied icily.’
    • ‘Yet in Europe, and in particular France, he continues to be seen as an icily cool champion, his real thoughts hidden behind an intimidating mask of arrogance.’
    • ‘‘If all people have to worry about is the way I look then their lives must be very fortunate,’ she once noted icily.’
    • ‘She's neither poised nor princessy, nor icily composed.’