blood-chilling

adjective blood-chill·ing

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 KenyonGourmetNovember 1985
  • Such blood-chilling questioning of its residents terrified the town …
  • —Alice WalkerIn Love & In Trouble1973

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First Known Use of blood-chilling

1632


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