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 (wĭn′trē) also win·ter·y (wĭn′tə-rē)
adj. win·tri·er, win·tri·est also win·ter·i·er or win·ter·i·est
1. Belonging to or characteristic of winter; cold.
2. Suggestive of winter, as in cheerlessness or coldness: a wintry welcome.

win′tri·ly adv.
win′tri·ness n.


(ˈwɪn tri)

also wintery

adj. -tri•er, -tri•est.
1. of or characteristic of winter.
2. suggestive of winter, as in lack of warmth or cheer; bleak.
[before 900]
win′tri•ly, adv.
win′tri•ness, n.
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Adj.1.wintery - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"


, wintry
adjwinterlich; (fig) lookeisig; smilefrostig, kühl
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