Definition of chilling
- a chilling case of abuse
a Southern visitor who was unused to the chilling air of a Northeast winter
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chilling.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: very disturbing or frightening
What made you want to look up chilling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
subject to rapid or unexpected change
Get Word of the Day daily email!