scary

adjective \ ˈsker-ē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of scary

scarier; scariest
1 : causing fright : alarming
  • a scary story
2 : easily scared : timid
3 : feeling alarm or fright : frightened

scarily

play \ˈsker-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of scary in a Sentence

  1. a scary movie that gave the child nightmares for weeks afterwards

  2. a scary horse who spooked and kicked at its own shadow

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First Known Use of scary

1582


SCARY Defined for English Language Learners

scary

adjective

Definition of scary for English Language Learners

  • : causing fear


SCARY Defined for Kids

scary

adjective \ ˈsker-ē \

Definition of scary for Students

scarier; scariest
: causing fright
  • a scary movie


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