26/6/18 Terminology related to winter

  • A snow day (noun phrase) – a day at home after the cancellation of school for children due to snow, ice, or very cold weather

Example:
“Do you think we’ll get enough snow to have a snow day tomorrow?”

  • A cold snap (noun phrase) – the sudden (and maybe unexpected) arrival of very cold weather

Example:
“Just yesterday I was sitting outside, enjoying the warm sun at a cafe!! What happened? Where did this cold snap come from?”

  • To hibernate (verb) – to spend the winter dormant (for example, many animals hibernate during the winter months); to withdraw or be in seclusion

Example:
“The days are so short and cold during the winter; I just prefer to hibernate at home rather than be outside.”

  • Frigid (adjective) – extremely cold weather/temperatures

Example:
“Don’t forget to wear warm clothes to school! It’s frigid this morning.”

  • Slushy (adjective) – from the noun slush, which means partly melted snow

Example:
“Ugh, this time of year is so ugly. I’d would prefer colder temperatures to have white snow instead of this slushy mess!”

  • Comfort food (noun phrase) – food that is simple and gives us a feeling of warmth or reminds us of home

Example:
“When I’m sick, the only thing I want is some of my mom’s comfort food, like her delicious chicken soup.”