horror-struck

adjective

hor·​ror-struck ˈhȯr-ər-ˌstrək How to pronounce horror-struck (audio)
ˈhär-
: struck with horror
stood horror-struck as they watched … their own city destroyedNashville Tennessean

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horror-struck was in 1814

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Cite this Entry

“Horror-struck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horror-struck. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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