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English definition of “icy”


adjective     /ˈaɪsi/
WITH ICE B1 covered in ice : icy conditions / roads Ice
COLD B1 extremely cold : an icy wind icy water ColdSnow and ice
WITHOUT EMOTION B2 without showing any emotion : an icy look / stare Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
icily adverb
(Definition of icy adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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