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chilling

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adjective chill·ing \ˈchi-liŋ\

Simple Definition of chilling

  • : very disturbing or frightening

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chilling

  1. :  gravely disturbing or frightening <a chilling case of abuse>

chillingly

adverb

Examples of chilling in a sentence

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



1814

First Known Use of chilling

1814


CHILLING Defined for Kids

chilling

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adjective chill·ing \ˈchi-liŋ\

Definition of chilling for Students

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





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