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chilling

adjective chill·ing \ˈchi-liŋ\

: very disturbing or frightening

Full Definition of CHILLING

:  gravely disturbing or frightening <a chilling case of abuse>
chil·ling·ly adverb
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Examples of CHILLING

  1. <a Southern visitor who was unused to the chilling air of a Northeast winter>

First Known Use of CHILLING

1814
CHILLING Defined for Kids

chilling

adjective chill·ing \ˈchi-liŋ\

Definition of CHILLING for Kids

:  very upsetting or frightening <But nearly every book mentioned one chilling story … — Ann M. Martin, Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation>

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