chill·​er | \ ˈchi-lər How to pronounce chiller (audio) \

Definition of chiller

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that chills
2 : an eerie or frightening story of murder, violence, or the supernatural


Definition of chiller (Entry 2 of 2)

comparative of chill entry 2

Examples of chiller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Our favorite part of this fridge, however, is the middle drawer that serves as a wine chiller with wooden slats that can hold up to 17 standard sized bottles of wine. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2022 The Korean chiller will be released theatrically in 2022, followed by launches on home entertainment and digital platforms. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Mar. 2022 The employee was not given a water chiller until after going public with the allegation, despite complaining privately earlier, the report said. Adam Elmahrek, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 There’s even a dedicated Champagne bar with a SubZero wine chiller, a sitting area and a constellation ceiling. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 Apr. 2022 Take a moment to massage your eye area with the metal rollerball in the morning, after taking it out of the chiller. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Apr. 2022 Horror fans will enjoy reliving the last gruesome moments of various corpses that have landed at the mysterious Roth-Lobdow Institute in this deliciously creepy and occasionally gross chiller. Simon Hill, Wired, 20 Feb. 2022 Last year, Parma Heights used its $49,633 NOPEC community grant for a new chiller at City Hall. John Benson, cleveland, 2 Mar. 2022 His latest chiller of an offering is The Mezzotint which premieres on BritBox Dec. 24. Clark Collis,, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chiller


1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Chiller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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