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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extremely cold)
a. helado
He turned up his collar to protect himself from the icy winds.Se subió el cuello para protegerse de los vientos helados.
The bear walked into the icy water and caught a fish.El oso se metió al agua helada y sacó un pez.
b. glacial
He shivered the entire night after he dove into the icy waters of the ocean.Se pasó la noche entera tiritando después de zambullirse en las aguas glaciales del océano.
c. gélido
The icy rain was soaking me to the skin. I lifted my raincoat collar, but to no avail.La lluvia gélida me estaba calando los huesos. Alcé el cuello de la gabardina, pero no sirvió de nada.
2. (with a layer of ice)
a. cubierto de hielo
Be careful driving tonight. The roads are icy.Ten cuidado al manejar esta noche. Las calles están cubiertas de hielo.
3. (unfriendly)
a. glacial
Her icy demeanor made her seem unapproachable.Su comportamiento glacial la hacía parecer inaccesible.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (road)
a. con hielo
2. (wind)
a. helado(a)
3. (fig)
a. frío(a) (expression, reply)
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icy [ˈaɪsɪ]
icier (comparative)iciest (superlative)
1 (covered with ice) [+road, ground] helado; cubierto de hielo
the icy conditions caused accidents las heladas provocaron accidentes; I don't like driving when it's icy no me gusta conducir cuando hiela
2 (freezing) [+air, wind, weather] glacial; [+hand, water] helado
the water was icy cold el agua estaba helada; it's icy cold out here aquí fuera hace un frío glacial
3 (cold) [+stare, silence, tone, reception] glacial;
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