chilly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"chilly" in British English

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chillyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtʃɪl.i/

chilly adjective (COLD)

C1 (literary chill) (of ​weather, ​conditions in a ​room, or ​parts of the ​body) ​cold: The ​bathroom gets chilly in the ​winter. I ​felt a ​bit chilly so I put on a ​jacket. a chilly ​Octoberday

chilly adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly: I went to ​see the ​salesmanager but got a ​rather chilly ​reception.
(Definition of chilly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chilly" in American English

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chillyadjective

 us   /ˈtʃɪl·i/
cold but not ​freezing: a chilly ​morning fig. Their ​relationship was ​decidedly chilly (= ​unfriendly) after the ​argument.
(Definition of chilly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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