hair-raising

adjective
hair-rais·​ing | \ ˈher-ˌrā-ziŋ How to pronounce hair-raising (audio) \

Definition of hair-raising

: causing terror, excitement, or astonishment hair-raising stories

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hair-raisingly \ ˈher-​ˌrā-​ziŋ-​lē How to pronounce hair-raising (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of hair-raising

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hair-raising was in 1900

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“Hair-raising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hair-raising. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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hair-raising

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hair-raising

: very frightening or exciting

hair-raising

adjective
hair-rais·​ing | \ ˈher-ˌrā-ziŋ \

Kids Definition of hair-raising

: causing terror, excitement, or great surprise He told a hair-raising ghost story.

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