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chilly

chill·y

chilly

 
 
pronunciation:
chI li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: chillier, chilliest
definition 1: producing an uncomfortably cool sensation.
a chilly day for swimming
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
chill, cold, cool, raw
definition 2: experiencing the sensation of coolness or cold.
Her bare arms were chilly.
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
chill, cold, cool
definition 3: lacking in emotional warmth; unfriendly.
He gave me a chilly welcome.
antonyms:
friendly
similar words:
chill, cold, cool
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: chillier, chilliest
definition: in a chill manner.
The air conditioner blew chilly on my neck.
derivations: chillily (adv.), chilliness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words chilly, Chile, and chili sound alike but have different meanings.