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[chil-ee] /ˈtʃɪl i/

adjective, chillier, chilliest.
mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; :
a chilly breeze.
feeling cold; sensitive to cold:
Her hands were chilly.
without warmth of feeling; cool:
a chilly reply.
producing or likely to produce a feeling of fear; frightening:
He told a chilly story of ghosts and murder.
Also, chillily. in a manner:
The wind blew chilly.
adjective -lier, -liest
causing or feeling cool or moderately cold
without warmth; unfriendly
(of people) sensitive to cold

1560s, “causing a sensation of cold,” from chill (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “feeling coldish” is attested from 1610s; figurative use is recorded by 1841. Related: Chilliness.


Wonderful; excellent; cool, neat: You’re chilly. You’re okay, Sarge (1980s+ Teenagers)


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