wintriness


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win·try

 (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.
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wintriness

noun
Translations
شَتَوِيَّه
téliesség
òaî aî vera vetrarlegur/kuldalegur
kışa benzerlik

wintriness

nWinterlichkeit f

winter

(ˈwintə) noun
the coldest season of the year. We often have snow in winter; (also adjective) winter evenings.
ˈwintry adjective
like winter in being very cold. a wintry day; wintry weather.
ˈwintriness noun
winter sports
sports played in the open air on snow and ice, eg skiing, tobogganing etc.
ˈwintertime noun
the season of winter.
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For instance, at the beginning of "The Fire Sermon," "the last fingers of leaf' that "clutch and sink into the wet bank" blend a vision of early wintriness (or late autumn) with a filigree evocation of Ophelia's drowning, she whose "good night ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night" (Hamlet, 4.
The preposition that structures the poem from its title ("during") signifies the stormy wintriness of old age in its connection between the emotional tumult of an unended and unending present (the duration of the poem) and the stoical endurance of the last years: sick leaves still reel down (l.
It's reassuring to see that not even persistent wintriness can defeat the combined forces of middle England and rampant calypso.