Definition of blood-chilling

: arousing fright or horror : blood-curdling a blood-chilling scream But suddenly there is shouting, … a blood-chilling, animal bellowing that booms through the great clamor …— Michael Kenyon, Gourmet, November 1985 Such blood-chilling questioning of its residents terrified the town …— Alice Walker, In Love & In Trouble, 1973

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First Known Use of blood-chilling

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Blood-chilling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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