• (RP, America) IPA: /ˈdʒɛl.ɪd/


  1. Very cold; icy or frosty.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Of Cassandra-Jean-Paul Marat we have spoken often; yet the most surprising truth remains to be spoken: that he actually does not want sense; but, with croaking gelid throat, croaks out masses of the truth, on several things.
    • New Yorker.
      A man of gelid reserve.
    • 2005, Robert Jordan, Knife of Dreams:
      In the worst of summer the tower remained cool, yet the air seemed feverish and gelid when sisters of different Ajahs came too close.

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