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Causing great horror; terrifying.

blood′cur′dling·ly adv.


terrifying; horrifying
ˈbloodˌcurdlingly adv


(ˈblʌdˌkɜrd lɪŋ, -ˌkɜr dl ɪŋ)

arousing terror.
blood′cur`dler, n.
blood′cur`dling•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bloodcurdling - extremely alarming
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger


Causing great horror:
مُفْزِعٌ، مُرَوِّعٌ


[ˈblʌdˌkɜːdlɪŋ] ADJespeluznante


[ˈblʌdkɜːrdlɪŋ] adj [cry] → à vous glacer le sangblood disorder nmaladie f du sangblood donor ndonneur/euse m/f de sangblood feud n (= vendetta) → vendetta mblood flow ncirculation f sanguine
blood flow to the feet → l'afflux de sang aux piedsblood group ngroupe m sanguinblood heat ntempérature f du sang


[ˈblʌdˌkɜːdlɪŋ] adjraccapricciante, da far gelare il sangue


(blad) noun
1. the red fluid pumped through the body by the heart. Blood poured from the wound in his side.
2. descent or ancestors. He is of royal blood.
ˈbloodless adjective
1. without the shedding of blood. a bloodless victory.
2. anaemic. She is definitely bloodless.
ˈbloody adjective
1. stained with blood. a bloody shirt; His clothes were torn and bloody.
2. bleeding. a bloody nose.
3. murderous and cruel. a bloody battle.
4. used in slang vulgarly for emphasis. That bloody car ran over my foot!
ˈbloodcurdling adjective
terrifying and horrible. a blood-curdling scream.
blood donor
a person who gives blood for use by another person in transfusion etc.
blood group/type
any one of the types into which human blood is classified. Her blood group is O.
ˈblood-poisoning noun
an infection of the blood. He is suffering from blood-poisoning.
blood pressure
the (amount of) pressure of the blood on the walls of the blood-vessels. The excitement will raise his blood pressure.
ˈbloodshed noun
deaths or shedding of blood. There was much bloodshed in the battle.
ˈbloodshot adjective
(of eyes) full of red lines and inflamed with blood.
ˈbloodstained adjective
stained with blood. a bloodstained bandage.
ˈbloodstream noun
the blood flowing through the body. The poison entered her bloodstream.
ˈblood test noun
an analysis of a patient's blood to find out if he/she has any diseases. etc.
ˈbloodthirsty adjective
1. eager to kill people. a bloodthirsty warrior.
2. (of a film etc) full of scenes in which there is much killing.
ˈbloodthirstiness noun
ˈblood transfusion noun
the process of giving blood to someone through the veins during an operation etc.
ˈblood-vessel noun
any of the tubes in the body through which the blood flows. He has burst a blood-vessel.
in cold blood
while free from excitement or passion. He killed his son in cold blood.
References in classic literature ?
As his antagonist came roaring toward him, Lord Greystoke tore his long knife from its sheath, and with an answering challenge as horrid and bloodcurdling as that of the beast he faced, rushed swiftly to meet the attack.
Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror & the Macabre and wonderfully lurid Michael Whelan cover-art changed all that.
Rather than trying to calm the situation, Trump interrupted a briefing on drug abuse at his golf course in New Jersey to issue bloodcurdling threats.
She delivered Act II's "Vissi d'arte" movingly, exuding the humility that a prayer should have, and her phrasing of'Muori dannato" while stabbing Scarpia at the end of Act II was bloodcurdling.
IF RIDLEY SCOTT'S seminal 1979 sci-fi horror Alien and the anthology it spawned teach us anything, it's that in the inky void of space, everyone can hear your bloodcurdling screams.
Pero kung limited sa super heinous, na bloodcurdling, truly atrocious, complex crimes, diyan magkakatalo,' he said.
With bloodcurdling war cries, Harold's army ran down the hill whilst we struggled up the slope to meet them.
He understands there can be few threats that are conceptually more bloodcurdling than being threatened with the prospect of being infected with HIV.
The boy heard the sound of something being whacked, along with bloodcurdling shrieks.
ISIS sent shockwaves across the world recently when they released a video of the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians with bloodcurdling brutality on the shores of the Mediterranean.
The hard-working Penny Pincher may struggle to come up with a median price of almost $1,800 a month for a dumpy one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, but it'll cost a far more financially fortunate splendor-seeking renter a bloodcurdling $150,000 per month to secure a short-term lease on the unapologetically opulent six-bedroom mansion of former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof.