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 The other products that made the final four included Blistex Lip Balm from Oak Brook, custom tooling used by NASA and made in Decatur by Deco Manufacturing, and an outdoor chiller made by Thermal Care in Niles. Kevin Bessler, Washington Examiner, "The coolest thing made in Illinois is a self-regulating traffic signal heater," 25 Mar. 2021 The tool is essentially an ice massage roller: Tiny little spheres are suspended in the roller itself and freeze when placed in a chiller. Jacqueline Kilikita,, "I Tried The “Skin Icing” Trend All Over TikTok," 16 Mar. 2021 His House' Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù and Wunmi Mosaku star in writer/director Remi Weekes' chiller as Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in England who discover old horrors reside in the walls of their new place. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "25 powerful movies to stream in honor of Black History Month, from 'Da 5 Bloods' to 'One Night in Miami'," 17 Feb. 2021 The move began on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and at this time, a walk-in cooler, a glycol chiller and five 3.5 barrel brite tanks still need to be moved. Taylor Worsham, Detroit Free Press, "Soo Brewing Company consolidates with 1668 Winery," 29 Dec. 2020 Evolved, that is, to live in a chiller part of the planet: the clouds, more than 30 miles above the surface, where the pressure eases up and the temperature dips into the 80s. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "‘Dr. Phosphine’ and the Possibility of Life on Venus," 14 Sep. 2020 So thanks, Nathan, for making this hellish year a bit chiller. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 25 Best Musical TikTok Trends of 2020," 18 Dec. 2020 Reviewers at Nordstrom are impressed with this high-quality wine chiller by Vinglacé. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Know someone who loves wine? These are the gifts for them," 11 Dec. 2020 For his wife, the bigger problem was the never-ending whir of the chiller pumps. Cade Metz, New York Times, "When Start-Ups Go Into the Garage (or Sometimes the Living Room)," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of chiller


1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chiller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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