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

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uk   us   /ˈaɪ.si/

icy adjective (COLD)

B1 covered in ​ice: icy ​roads an icy ​pavementB1 extremelycold: 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
adverb uk   us   /-sɪ.li/
C2 She ​stared icily at us.
(Definition of icy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈɑɪ·si/

icy adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly and ​showingdislike: an icy ​stare

icy adjective (FROZEN WATER)

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