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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.
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adj. -tri•er, -tri•est.
1. of or characteristic of winter.
2. suggestive of winter, as in lack of warmth or cheer; bleak.
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