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Definition of "wintry" []

  • Belonging to or characteristic of winter; cold. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of winter, as in cheerlessness or coldness: a wintry welcome. (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 "wintry" in a sentence
  • "Moorman, a college track star, has done the same for the Buffalo Bills, though typically in wintry conditions."
  • "Coldness of spirit hinders praying; prayer cannot live in wintry atmosphere."
  • "But with division rival Tampa Bay coming to Charlotte next Monday night, Smith wasn't gloating about the Panthers 'stunning 35-31 victory in wintry conditions at Lambeau Field."