spine-chilling

adjective spine-chill·ing \ ˈspīn-ˌchi-liŋ \

Definition of spine-chilling

: alarmingly or eerily frightening

First Known Use of spine-chilling

1946


SPINE-CHILLING Defined for English Language Learners

spine-chilling

adjective

Definition of spine-chilling for English Language Learners

  • : very exciting, thrilling, or frightening



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