spine-chilling
adjective Date: 1946 alarmingly or eerily frightening

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spine-chilling — spine ,chilling adjective a spine chilling story, book, movie, etc. is very frightening ╾ spine ,chiller noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spine-chilling — spine′ chill ing adj. cvb excitingly terrifying: a spine chilling horror movie[/ex] • Etymology: 1935–40, amer. spine′ chill er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • spine-chilling — spine chill·ing (spīnʹchĭl ĭng) adj. Extremely frightening, especially in an eerie way: a spine chilling novel. * * * …   Universalium

  • spine-chilling — spine chiller ► NOUN ▪ a story or film that inspires terror and excitement. DERIVATIVES spine chilling adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • spine-chilling — UK / US adjective a spine chilling story, book, film etc is very frightening Derived word: spine chiller noun countable Word forms spine chiller : singular spine chiller plural spine chillers …   English dictionary

  • spine-chilling — {adj.} Terrifying; causing great fear. * /Many children find the movie, Frankenstein, spine chilling./ * /A was spine chilling to learn that a murderer was in our neighborhood./ Compare: HAIR STAND ON END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spine-chilling — {adj.} Terrifying; causing great fear. * /Many children find the movie, Frankenstein, spine chilling./ * /A was spine chilling to learn that a murderer was in our neighborhood./ Compare: HAIR STAND ON END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spine-chilling — adj terrifying; causing great fear. Many children find the movie, Frankenstein, spine chilling. A was spine chilling to learn that a murderer was in our neighborhood. Compare: hair stand on end …   Словарь американских идиом

  • spine-chilling — adjective a spine chilling ghost story Syn: terrifying, blood curdling, petrifying, hair raising, frightening, scaring, chilling, horrifying, fearsome; eerie, sinister, bone chilling, ghostly; eldritch; informal scary, creepy, spooky Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • spine-chilling — adjective a spine chilling story or film is very frightening in a way that people enjoy spine chiller noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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