- Icy; extremely cold: the gelid pond she gave a gelid replyMore example sentences
- The wind coming from the gelid ocean was bitter cold, making exposed flesh burn.
- This dispassionate view of man and nature brings an icy edge to her work, intensified by her color choice of glacial whites and gelid blues.
- As the scores indicate - typically gelid to frozen - the shots seem to fall in the unflattering to outright frightening range.
early 17th century: from Latin gelidus, from gelu 'frost, intense cold'.