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Meaning of chilly

chill•y

Pronunciation: (chil'ē), [key]
— adj., adv. chill•i•er, chill•i•est,
—adj.
  1. mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; chill: a chilly breeze.
  2. feeling cold; sensitive to cold: Her hands were chilly.
  3. without warmth of feeling; cool: a chilly reply.
  4. producing or likely to produce a feeling of fear; frightening: He told a chilly story of ghosts and murder.
—adv.
  1. in a chill manner: The wind blew chilly.
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