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English definition of “icy”


adjective  /ˈɑɪ·si/ us  

icy adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly and showing dislike: an icy stare

icy adjective (FROZEN WATER)

covered with ice: an icy sidewalk Icy also means extremely cold, like ice: icy winds
(Definition of icy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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