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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.


(ˈwɪntrɪ) ,


or less commonly


adj, -trier or -triest
1. (Physical Geography) (esp of weather) of or characteristic of winter
2. lacking cheer or warmth; bleak
ˈwintrily adv
ˈwintriness, ˈwinteriness, ˈwinterliness 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wintry - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"
autumnal - of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; "the autumnal equinox"; "autumnal fruits"
summery - belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer; "summery weather"; "summery dresses"
vernal - of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; "the vernal equinox"
2.wintry - devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
cold - extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"


1. cold, freezing, frozen, harsh, icy, chilly, snowy, frosty, hibernal The wintry weather continues to sweep across the country.
cold warm, bright, pleasant, mild, sunny, balmy, summery
2. unfriendly, cold, cool, remote, distant, bleak, chilly, frigid, cheerless Melissa gave him a wintry smile and walked on without a word.


Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
vetrar-, vetrarlegur; kuldalegur
kış gibisoğuk ve karlı


wintery [ˈwɪntrɪ] ADJinvernal (fig) → glacial


[ˈwɪntri] adj [weather, conditions] → hivernal(e)win-win [ˌwɪnˈwɪn] adj [situation, opportunity] → gagnant-gagnant inv


wintery [ˈwɪntrɪ] adjinvernale (fig) (look) → freddo/a


(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.
References in classic literature ?
One wintry day a Woodman was tramping home from his work when he saw something black lying on the snow.
-A Bivouac During a Wintry Night.- Return to the River Bank.
So goes the wintry day outside the Dedlock mansion.
A hunt after hunters Hungry times A voracious repast Wintry weather Godin's River Splendid winter scene on the great Lava Plain of Snake River Severe travelling and tramping in the snow Manoeuvres of a solitary Indian horseman Encampment on Snake River Banneck Indians The horse chief His charmed life.
He took the bag from his belt and showed us three rabbits he had shot, looked at Antonia with a wintry flicker of a smile and began to tell her something.
I was, as the French say, biting my fists with impatience for that cargo frozen up-country; with rage at that canal set fast, at the wintry and deserted aspect of all those ships that seemed to decay in grim depression for want of the open water.
We grew in age - and love - together, Roaming the forest, and the wild; My breast her shield in wintry weather - And, when the friendly sunshine smil'd, And she would mark the opening skies, I saw no Heaven - but in her eyes.
The weather was already growing wintry and morning frosts congealed an earth saturated by autumn rains.
What mattered it though the world were gray and wintry? We walked the golden road and carried spring time in our hearts, and we beguiled our way with laughter and jest, and the tales the Story Girl told us--myths and legends of elder time.
The one ray of light that cheered the wintry darkness streamed from the unguarded window of a lonely house, separated from the vicarage by the whole length of the church-yard.
Avoid it; for this is the hardest month, wintry, hard for sheep and hard for men.
It was a short, cold Christmas; and as the short northern day merged into night, we found ourselves almost broad upon the wintry ocean, whose freezing spray cased us in ice, as in polished armor.