Definition of frighten
frighteningplay \ˈfrī-tən-iŋ, ˈfrīt-niŋ\
frighteninglyplay \ˈfrī-tən-iŋ-lē, ˈfrīt-niŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of frighten in a sentence
The story really frightened me.
The child was badly frightened by the mask.
Origin and Etymology of frighten
First Known Use: 1630
FRIGHTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frighten for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to become afraid
: to become afraid
FRIGHTEN Defined for Kids
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