wintry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wintry characteristic of or occurring in winter "suffered severe wintry weather","brown wintry grasses"
    • adj 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wintry Suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery. "Touch our chilled hearts with vernal smile,
      Our wintry course do thou beguile."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wintry Of or pertaining to winter; occurring in wilder; peculiar or appropriate to the cold season of the year; cold and stormy.
    • wintry Figuratively, cool; chilly; frosty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Wintry resembling, or suitable to, winter: stormy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wintrig,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. winter; Ger. winter; of uncertain origin; not conn. with wind.

Usage

In literature:

The air here is of a very wintry temperature.
"A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium" by Richard Boyle Bernard
All one bright wintry day we marched down from our eyrie; all one bright wintry night we climbed the great wooded ridge opposite.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
Their first love had been chilled by the wintry blasts.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
The wintry blast had the same shriek that was familiar to their ears.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
In truth, good Gallus, where there are so many wintry changes on a coast like this, I like to be able to change too.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
The snow covered everything, and the grounds looked wintry and deserted.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
One cold, wintry day, when the wind was blowing strong and cutting from the north, I found myself in Kirkwall.
"The Pilots of Pomona" by Robert Leighton
Through the leaden wintry sky the sun broke down the hilltop at that instant in a shaft of bright light.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
At her back was the long casement window, and the last gleams of the wintry sun caught her hair.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
The wintry chill in the air was fast ousting the balmy breath of spring.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Her face was like an April morn,
Clad in a wintry cloud:
And clay-cold was her lily-hand,
That held her sable shroud.
"William And Margaret" by Henry Morley
When Maceo with courage strong
Took charge of battle fields;
Like withered leaves in wintry storms,
The enemies did yield.
"Maceo—Cuba's Liberator" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But thou art sent
For the sad earth's young and fair,
For the graceful heads that have not bent
To the wintry hand of care!
"Carolan's Prophecy" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The Pilgrim's wild and wintry day
Its shadow round us draws;
The Mayflower of his stormy bay,
Our Freedom's struggling cause.
"The Mayflowers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Their wives and children, weeping loud,
Follow in wild array,
Howling like ghosts, furious as wolves
In the bleak wintry day.
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
So has the beauty of my hopes
Withered beneath woe's wintry touch,--
My heart has yielded to despair,
Though lingering long and weeping much.
"The Wintry Days" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

The wintry blast has arrived and will soon be out of the region.
The Cardinals certainly didn't look like a Super Bowl team that wintry afternoon.
Don't forget to think about plants and pets in these wintry conditions.
Rescue teams at Glacier National Park searched in wintry conditions and rugged terrain Sunday for two East Coast hikers reported missing by family members.
11-17-1959: Coldest Day of a Wintry November .
Another wintry Sunday morning at seven.
There's some concern that the peacock might not survive after wintry weather arrives.
Snow blankets Upper Peninsula earlier than normal for first wintry weather of season.
A wintry, drab day is filled with colorful art created by non-artists.
INTERVIEWS Watch Roll the Dice's Wintry 'Cause and Effect' Video.
Wintry mix develops behind a cold front.
Area children made the most of the wintry weather by sledding at Helfrich Hills.
For upcoming editions, The Issaquah Press seeks photos of wintry scenes and snow -related activities.
Wintry mix sweeps across Southwestern Conn. Friday, November 30, 2012.
A pair of plays pack wintry, romantic punch.
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