wintry

[win-tree]
adjective, wintrier, wintriest.
1.
of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies.
2.
resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc.: We had wintry weather well into May last year.
3.
suggestive of winter, as in lack of warmth or cheer: a wintry manner.
Also, wintery.


Origin:
before 900; Old English wintrig (not recorded in ME); see winter, -y1

wintrily, adverb
wintriness, noun
unwintry, adjective


3. cold, bleak, cheerless.
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wintry, wintery or winterly (ˈwɪntrɪ, ˈwɪntərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj , -trier, -triest
1.  (esp of weather) of or characteristic of winter
2.  lacking cheer or warmth; bleak
 
wintery, wintery or winterly
 
adj
 
winterly, wintery or winterly
 
adj
 
'wintrily, wintery or winterly
 
adv
 
'wintriness, wintery or winterly
 
n
 
'winteriness, wintery or winterly
 
n
 
'winterliness, wintery or winterly
 
n

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Example sentences
But several hotels in wintry climates are offering reasons to embrace the cold.
Elaborate light displays decorate the wintry city center.
It is also a good introduction to what happens to snow after it falls and would
  be of interest to anyone who likes wintry weather.
Imagine an alien visitor chancing upon a basketball arena on a wintry night.
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