Pronunciation: (win'trē),[key] —adj.,-tri•er, -tri•est. 1. of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies. 2. resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc.: We had wintry weather well into May last year. 3. suggestive of winter, as in lack of warmth or cheer: a wintry manner.Also,wintery.