blood-curdler

bloodcurdler

[bluhd-kur-dler]
noun
something causing great fright or horror: a bloodcurdler of a mystery novel.

Origin:
1885–90; blood + curdle + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To blood-curdler
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: blood-count
Next Definition: blood-curdling
Words Near: blood-curdler
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for blood-curdler
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing blood-curdler
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature