from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or occurring in winter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. belonging to winter; winter-like
- adj. characteristic or related to winter
- adj. occurring in winter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to winter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to winter; wintry; hibernal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of or relating to winter
Snow Blind flailed and loomed with a kind of brumal intensity, this soothes and has more of an air of passivity.
Not suddenly doth the sweet warmth of universal life, from brumal caves advancing, interfuse the vast abysmal air, or penetrate the deep heart of the frost-entranced Earth.
The fair complexions of the people prove that this account of the brumal rigours is not exaggerated.
He shivers in brumal blasts, and hungry he chirps before your door.
During the previous night, however, the sky had cleared, and now the air was filled with those familiar brumal sounds, the scraping of shovels and the ringing of sleighbells, that usually make such a pleasant appeal to those within-doors; but the bishop was merely moved to impatient longing for the spring.
Her brother wintered at Welland; but whether because his experience of tropic climes had unfitted him for the brumal rigours of Britain, or for some other reason, he seldom showed himself out of doors, and Swithin caught but passing glimpses of him.
This singular fact in the history of the animal seems most inexplicable to me, unless she remain concealed in her brumal slumber until after she has been delivered of her cubs.
The latter sale celebrates all things brumal, especially sports, and includes a group of posters from the nineteen-thirties, forties, and fifties related to Dartmouth's rambunctious Winter Carnival.
This was no brumal occlusion of the mind, for the poets of the glaring Enlightenment went wild for close imitation of the classical authors.