Translation of chilly in Spanish:

chilly

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪli/

adj (-lier, -liest)

  • 1.1 [room/weather] frío chilly today, isn't it? hace fresquito hoy ¿no? I feel chilly tengo frío a chilly economic climate una situación económica adversa
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    • Sultry summer evenings gave way to chilly autumn and cold winter nights.
    • I have an immersion heater so we'll have hot water, but the radiators are stone cold and it's chilly this evening.
    • A big, blazing fire in a massive, heat retaining rock fireplace will be just the thing for chilly evenings - or cold winter days.
    1.2 [greeting/welcome] frío
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    • You should see him wrinkle his nose in disgust if it's all chilly and unfriendly.
    • Earlier today, Bill, Powell had rather a chilly reception from the Moroccan king.
    • Also, they give the president's State of the Union speech a rather chilly reception.

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