chilling

adjective chill·ing \ ˈchi-liŋ \
Updated on: 21 Jan 2018

Definition of chilling

: gravely disturbing or frightening
  • a chilling case of abuse

chillingly

play \ˈchi-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of chilling in a Sentence

  1. a Southern visitor who was unused to the chilling air of a Northeast winter

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First Known Use of chilling

1815


CHILLING Defined for English Language Learners

chilling

adjective

Definition of chilling for English Language Learners

  • : very disturbing or frightening


CHILLING Defined for Kids

chilling

adjective chill·ing \ ˈchi-liŋ \

Definition of chilling for Students

: very upsetting or frightening
  • But nearly every book mentioned one chilling story …
  • —Ann M. Martin, Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation


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