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Definition of "icy" [i•cy]

  • Containing or covered with ice: an icy road. (adjective)
  • Bitterly cold; freezing: an icy day. See Synonyms at cold. (adjective)
  • Resembling ice: icy fingers. (adjective)
  • Chilling in manner: an icy stare; icy detachment. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "icy" in a sentence
  • "She stopped and looked up at him, her expression icy."
  • "People will expect it to be pronounced like the word icy, or they may expect it to be spelled “Izzy.”"
  • "He remembers hearing a loud screeching in his ears and what he describes as an icy pain enveloped him."