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Definition of "chilly" []

  • Cool or cold enough to cause shivering. See Synonyms at cold. (adjective)
  • Seized with or feeling cold; shivering. (adjective)
  • Distant and cool; unfriendly: a chilly look. (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 "chilly" in a sentence
  • "The temperature which, at this time of the year, is usually warm and genial, continued to be what they called chilly, though I found it agreeable enough, and the showy trees, called the _Pride of India_, which are planted all over the city, and are generally in bloom at this season, were still leafless."
  • "What is the most striking features is obviously the fireplace on the outside, which seems to be keeping you cool as you hang out in chilly winter nights in the little patio area!"
  • "You both live in chilly places, Ann in Minneapolis and Liv in Norway."