bone-chilling

adjective bone-chill·ing \ ˈbōn-ˌchi-liŋ \

Definition of bone-chilling

: intensely cold
  • bone-chilling weather
; also : penetrating, disturbing, or intense in emotional or physical effect
  • bone-chilling drama
  • a bone-chilling wind

First Known Use of bone-chilling

1861

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BONE-CHILLING Defined for English Language Learners

bone-chilling

Definition of bone-chilling for English Language Learners

  • : very cold

  • : causing strong feelings of fear, terror, etc.



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