Definition of icy in English:

icy

Syllabification: i·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈīsē
 
/

adjective (icier, iciest)

Derivatives

icily

Pronunciation: /ˈīsilē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘You won a few seats in the European elections under a system of proportional representation,’ Mr Redwood replied icily.
  • After we had changed over from the overheating bus, and settled into the new one, the passengers went back into that half dead icily detached gaze that they do.
  • Yet in Europe, and in particular France, he continues to be seen as an icily cool champion, his real thoughts hidden behind an intimidating mask of arrogance.

iciness

noun
More example sentences
  • Those subsequent photographs captured Jack looking at his wife with an expression that seemed to show a mixture of pain and anger and, it has to be said, gulping trepidation at the iciness with which Bridget was speaking.
  • At best, the show plays out like a character study of two opposing personalities, one of whom wears the iciness of an assassin on his sleeve, while the other is a loveable goof.
  • In contrast, Donat's more conventional theatricality does not convey enough of the terrible iciness of Hirst's egotism.

More definitions of icy

Definition of icy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea