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icy

adjective uk   /ˈaɪ.si/ us  

icy adjective (COLD)

B1 covered in ice: icy roads an icy pavementB1 extremely cold: She opened the window and I was hit by an icy blast of air. He fell into the icy waters of the Moscow river. Her skin was icy to the touch.

icy adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

B2 unfriendly and showing no emotion: an icy stare
icily
adverb uk   /-sɪ.li/ us  
C2 She stared icily at us.
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