hair-raising

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

Definition of hair-raising

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

hair-raisingly

play \ˈher-ˌrā-ziŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of hair-raising

1900

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HAIR-RAISING Defined for English Language Learners

hair-raising

Definition of hair-raising for English Language Learners

  • : very frightening or exciting


HAIR-RAISING Defined for Kids

hair-raising

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

Definition of hair-raising for Students

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


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