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spine-chilling

[spahyn-chil-ing] /ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪl ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
very frightening or horrifying.
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Examples for spine-chilling
  • Although various incidents may be spine-chilling, it is a subject with a quota of well-turned comedy.
  • While other owls hoot, barn owls emit loud, spine-chilling hisses.
  • Wisely, however, he refrained from telling spine-chilling stories about his earlier raids on white settlers.
  • With the rare spine-chilling exception, actors playing ghosts nowadays play it for humor.
British Dictionary definitions for spine-chilling

spine-chilling

adjective
1.
(of a book, film, etc) arousing terror
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