bone-chilling

adjective
bone-chill·​ing | \ ˈbōn-ˌchi-liŋ How to pronounce bone-chilling (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Bone-chilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bone-chilling. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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bone-chilling

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bone-chilling

: very cold
: causing strong feelings of fear, terror, etc.

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