bloodcurdling

adjective blood·cur·dling \ ˈbləd-ˌkərd-liŋ , -ˌkər-dᵊl-iŋ \

Definition of bloodcurdling

:arousing fright or horror
  • bloodcurdling screams

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First Known Use of bloodcurdling

1724


BLOODCURDLING Defined for English Language Learners

bloodcurdling

adjective

Definition of bloodcurdling for English Language Learners

  • : causing great horror or fear


BLOODCURDLING Defined for Kids

bloodcurdling

adjective blood·cur·dling \ ˈbləd-ˌkərd-liŋ \

Definition of bloodcurdling for Students

:causing great horror or fear
  • a bloodcurdling scream

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