Definition of wintry in English:

wintry

(also wintery)

adjective

  • Characteristic of winter, especially in feeling or looking very cold and bleak.

    ‘a wintry landscape’
    figurative ‘his eyes were decidedly wintry’
    • ‘We see all four girls training for the sprint relay on a bitterly cold wintry day, with constant rain lashing the track.’
    • ‘It was one of those cold wintry days of the month of January that sent chills of frost through the air.’
    • ‘The restaurant and bars also traded in Euros with hot whiskeys the order of the day, staving off the chill wintry winds.’
    • ‘Runners encountered wintry and snowy conditions on the summit although it was mild and calm in Kirkby Stephen.’
    • ‘The entire composition is unified by an extensive, wintry landscape containing distant narrative details.’
    • ‘To the north and northwest, the sky looks cold and wintry, the clouds like ice cubes.’
    • ‘On camera she seems angular and frosty, a wintry weather vane, but in real life much softer.’
    • ‘His adrenaline did not the let the cold wintry night chill his bones, he felt as warm as could be.’
    • ‘The sun was shining outside, but it didn't change the wintery cold that stuck to the windows and tried to enter the warm room.’
    • ‘Not least, the frosty fog that lies over the valley floor adds a cold, wintery veil.’
    • ‘In the wintry rain, it feels bleak, but today it was bathed in summer light and it felt like a really good place to be.’
    • ‘It is a bleak wintry scene as an SUV makes its way down an unpaved road to a rural village.’
    • ‘Admittedly we hesitate on cold, wintry mornings when needles of rain spike the bedroom window.’
    • ‘Sheep brave the wintry weather at Hawes in Wensleydale during the cold snap which has hit the region’
    • ‘His eyes told of unspoken words, his radiant smile warmed my heart like a ray of sunshine on cold wintry day.’
    • ‘Vermeer's paintings come to life in the dappled light of wintry landscapes and the dusty darkness of candlelit interiors.’
    • ‘On a bleak wintry day, how we could improve our lot if we could just adjust the colour and brightness of the world that swirls around us.’
    • ‘During this cold wintry spell maybe they might need some help with shopping or suchlike.’
    • ‘Even though we are experiencing cold, wintry weather, the prospects of a white Christmas do not seem to be high.’
    • ‘Sitting here in cold, wet wintry London has got me thinking of the great year I spent in Australia.’
    unfriendly, cool, chilly, cold, frosty, frigid, glacial, bleak, distant, remote
    bleak, cold, chilly, frosty, freezing, icy, snowy, icy-cold, arctic, glacial, frigid, bitter, biting, piercing, sharp, raw
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Origin

Old English wintrig (see winter, -y).

Pronunciation:

wintry

/ˈwint(ə)rē/