Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: chilly
IPA transcription: [tʃ'ɪli]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: chilly
    Meaning: not characterized by emotion; "a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: chili, chili_pepper, chilli, chilly, chile
    Meaning: very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
Usage examples
  • Grace nodded to her, but her salutation met with a chilly stare.
  • Thank goodness, it's not cold to-day or we might have a chilly vigil.
  • My shawl, Peyton, if you please--the breeze comes a little chilly from yon verdured hills."
  • Then he brushed a gust of chilly rain across the face of Sir Richmond as he stood waiting for his car outside the strangers' entrance to the House.
  • Time has refuted the purblind purists, the chilly "wet-blankets"; and the Lincoln stories, bright, penetrative, piquant, and pertinent are our classics.
  • He was conscious that he loved the boy less, and always tried to be fair; but the boy felt it, and did not respond with a smile to his father's chilly smile.
  • The wind hauled gradually more round from the northward too, and blew warm and balmy; a most welcome change after the raw and chilly weather we had lately experienced.
  • "Nursing in the lap is injurious; not in itself, but the animal is thereby subjected to constant chills, in emerging from a snoozy warmth to a cold carpet or chilly bed.
  • Ella, influenced by Madge's attitude, seemed as if she could not make up her mind how to treat him on her own account; her bearing towards him, to say the least, was chilly.
  • But all at once a shadow appeared in the darkness the outline of which was familiar to d'Artagnan, and a well-known voice said, "Monsieur, I have brought your cloak; it is chilly this evening."