of or like winter; cold, bleak, etc.: a wintry day, a wintry stare
adjectivewin·tri·er, win·tri·est, also win·ter·i·er win·ter·i·est
- Belonging to or characteristic of winter; cold.
- Suggestive of winter, as in cheerlessness or coldness: a wintry welcome.
(comparative wintrier, superlative wintriest)
contraction of winter + -y